Father of £80,000-a-week West Ham player talks about possible move away from the club
By Harvey Byrne
The father of West Ham attacker Andre Ayew, Abedi Pele has told it “is possible” that his son could make a return to Ligue 1 giants Marseille in the future.
Ayew, 27, was a big signing for the east London club last summer as they splashed out a club record £20.5million fee to sign him from Swansea.
It has also been reported by the Daily Star that Ayew is the highest paid player currently at the Hammers with a wage packet of £80,000-a-week.
However, the Ghanaian has struggled to justify these costs in his debut season at the club with a return of just five goals and two assist in 24 Premier League appearances.
Now, his father Abedi has told that his son loves Marseille, a club he spent nine years at between 2006 and 2015 and that he could move back in the future after the Ligue 1 side’s takeover.
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“We will see from Marseille’s recruitment this summer just how far they want to go,” told Abedi, as quoted by the Sun.
“It is possible that Andre will return to them one day. He is a child of the club, and Marseille made him into who he is today.
“He has a love for the club shirt, and the fans know that he is ready to do anything for his club.”
During his time in Marseille Ayew returned 60 goals and 25 assists in 209 appearances for the European giants.
Of course West Ham fans have also already seen former star Dimitri Payet leave east London to return to Marseille in January and Ayew could follow in his former teammates footstep’s following his father’s comments.
In other West Ham transfer news, this Hammers striker move could be stalled due to dispute.