Ayew offered to ‘play without wages’ for Liverpool

Date published: Monday 2nd May 2016 3:15

Andre Ayew: Looked to secure dream Anfield switch

Andre Ayew may have sunk Liverpool on the field on Sunday, but his admiration for the Anfield club off the field is something he does not hide.

Ayew scored a brace for the Swans as they secured Premier League safety, denting the visitors’ European hopes in the process.

The 26-year-old has been impressive for the Welsh side this campaign, scoring 10 of their 37 goals in the Premier League this season.

The boyhood Liverpool fan reportedly offered to play for free for the Redmen after his exit from Marseille last summer, with claims suggesting he was willing to ‘go without wages until January to prove himself’.

However, the Merseysiders chose to pursue other targets, instead signing Danny Ings and Christian Benteke for their forward department, with Divock Origi also returning from a loan spell.

Jurgen Klopp reportedly made a bid for the player while manager of Borussia Dortmund before the Ghanaian was near the end of his Marseille contract. The £7million offer was not enough to tempt Ayew, who preferred a move to the Premier League at the time.

Mark McKay of ExcelFoot, who negotiated Ayew’s move to Swansea, admitted there was genuine interest from the Reds at the time, before they opted to turn their attentions elsewhere.

“It has always been Andre’s dream to play for Liverpool but unfortunately they opted to pursue other targets at the time.”

Sunderland made approaches to sign the player in January, reportedly offering player exchanges and cash amounts of up to £10million.

Upon joining the Jacks in August 2015, Ayew admitted the switch may take some time to get used to in an interview with the club.

“I have realised that it’s a different way of living and working,” he added. “It’s like one family here, and I hope it stays like that.

“It’s important to stay like one family in the good moments, but especially in the bad moments too.

“Everything is going really well. The guys have been good to me and have helped me settle in really quickly.

“It’s not easy to move to a new club and a new country, but I’ve come into a good squad, and I’m trying to do my bit to add to that.”

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    Oli Fisher
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    Andre Ayew may have sunk Liverpool on the field, but his admiration for the Anfield club off the field is something he does not hide.

    [See the full post at: Ayew offered to ‘play without wages’ for Liverpool]

    #992841

    Football Scouser
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    Scoring 2 goals against our B team does NOT mean that Ayew is a top quality player. Reusing him is a correct decision.

    #992859
    suarezsteeth
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    It’s always easy with the benefit of hindsight to say “oh,we made a mistake there”. If Benteke had come in,and was scoring like he did at Aston Villa,and Ings hadn’t got a bad injury,would failing to make an offer for Ayew even get a mention? I don’t think so

    #992958
    mwake
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    I’ve already exhausted the ‘We should have signed Ayew’ topic .

    Hopefully, its not the end of it, and I think those types of comments are like a subtle ‘come and get me plea’. As Ive mentioned, he would be a great moneyball singing even tough Swansea just bought him. He is definitely a Klopp type player. Skill, intelligence and strong, fast engine. You have to be a good player to captain Ghana. Seriously underrated.

    #992967
    SensibleS7
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    In fairness, we can even make Mr Blobby look good on the pitch.

    It’s even more of an incentive for these guys to be able to want to do it against the most successful teams in United and Liverpool.

    Stanislas for Bournemouth was another one!!!!!

    #992988
    mwake
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    Hey Sensible interesting that you bring Bournemouth into the debate. Did you mention them on purpose? Here’s Ayew’s great goal against Bournemouth.

    I guess you cant have them all but I keep my fingers crossed that we can get Ayew, ‘hes much more intelligent than Lallana and would lik up well with Coutinho and Firminio; for example like Lallana, Ayew also loves tricks and flicks, but when he does it he pulls it off.

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    SensibleS7
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    M wake, lol, ha. No mate, that was just a rather surprising coincidence 😀

    I’ve certainly help you to try and convince me about Ayew – still have one sour grape in me from yesterday – raaarrrgh!:-D

    Playing about to one side, not sure about him mate, but one fella that has caught me eye to fill Lallana’s position is Sadio Mane.

    #993030
    Bob-Notts
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    Sensible Mane no doubt a good player but will cost an arm and leg now.

    #993036
    Bob-Notts
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    He’s a good player and would’ve been good to have him, especially as he supported the club but we have a lot of striking options and I wouldn’t say he was better than Origi and definitely not than Sturridge.

    Who knows if Benteke goes or Sturridge wants to then there could be a place but Klopp may have his own thoughts.

    #993183
    mwake
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    Good shout on Mane Sensible and Bob… Ayew is definately more of an attacking midfielder and from what I’ve seen of Mane, he seems more of a striker focused (although I admit I haven’t seen much of Mane…)

    Actually, I just looked up player stats for both Mane and Ayew and they both have evenly matched stats. Both with 10 goals, though Ayew has scored same amount with 20 fewer shots though though than Mane. However Mane has more asissts 6-1… Can we buy them both lol

    http://www.espnfc.us/player/169797/sadio-mane

    http://www.espnfc.us/player/104030/andre-ayew

    #994383
    Narthraal
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    Stop this Ayew jerking. He isnt good enough to take us where we want to be.

    #995022

    Football Scouser
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    We need top top quality attacking players only. Not more decent players are needed even they can join us on cheap or on free. We need pace in the front line, so Yamolenko seems reasonable. We already have 3 #10 players, we do NOT need any second striker who is inferior to Coutinho, or we do NOT need any strikers who are inferior to Sturridge and Origi. We need players who can help us to turn the corner around and Ayew is NOT.

    #995313
    mwake
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    Narthraal and Football Scouser I hear what you’re both saying about whether Ayew is good enough but I’ve followed Ayew’s career a lot over the years so was a little frustrated when we didn’t try to buy him on a free…then Ayew signed for Swansea’s this season and became the 1st Player of the Month and has scored as many goals as most other top midfielders in the PL all for super AVERAGE Swansea which made me feel gutted even more. Sure, I agree, we need TOP TOP players but then Leicester went and won the league, so not sure that is an automatic guarantee of success… What we need tough is the RIGHT players for Klopp’s favoured system, and that’s why I vouch for Ayew as he is a hardworking skillful attacker who does not suffer long term injuries (Saurezesque?).

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    Goldenyears
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    Hi Mwake. You’ve certainly been happy to promote Ayew:I do recall your initial post championing him. As you say, he is a seasoned international captain. Representing his country, he has led by example, dare I say, in the mould of a certain number 8…you know the one! He is equally adept with the ball at his feet or in the air. Strong and quick he is also skillful and I feel he has it in him to showcase that ability and create more chances. We like to see rounded players: Ayew regularly finds the net without shirking his defensive responsibilities. It is perhaps for this failing that Sturridge has found himself relegated to the bench in recent games….but that’s a topic for another thread. I do see greater potential in Ayew to have an impact on a game when compared to Lallana, who presses well but is lightweight in his end product. There is merit in what you say. But with a new manager at the helm, and our admiration for Ayew not withstanding, maybe we are targetting even better quality additions. Let us hope, eh!

    #995502
    suarezsteeth
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    Goldenyears Hello mate,long time no post. Hows things?

    #995574
    Goldenyears
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    Hello S’teeth. Alls well thanks as I hope you are! Am enjoying reading all the posts. Been down with a bug…….europa fever. Think i’ll be happily recovered by the 15th:-D

    #995598
    suarezsteeth
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    Goldenyears good to read. Yeah,I’m fine thanks mate,just can’t wait for Thursday. Another special Anfield european night in store I reckon. It’ll have to go some to beat Dortmund though,but as long as we get through, it can be the most boring game ever for all I care. Good to see you back mate YNWA

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