West Ham agree fee with relegation rivals to sell ace, personal terms a formality - reports
West Ham have agreed to sell Andre Ayew to Swansea City, with personal terms between Ayew and the Swans said to be a mere formality, according to reports.
The BBC’s Live Transfer Blog (Wednesday, 15:23) report that a deal to see Ayew leave the Hammers was moving forward after the club agreed to sell the winger to the Swans for a fee between £18-£20million.
While the Daily Mail Live Transfer Blog (Wednesday,15:32) revealed that the winger was set to have a medical with the Swans and that personal terms were likely to be agreed quickly as they were merely a formality.
Ayew joined West Ham from the Swans for £20.5million, according to the BBC, in 2016 but has failed to impress in the 50 appearances he has made for the club.
The winger who can play on either flank has scored six goals this season in 18 appearances across all competitions.
The Hammers and Swansea City both find themselves in a relegation this battle, with the Swans only out of the drop zone due to goal difference and West Ham only four points clear of the bottom three.
Football Insider Verdict:
West Ham have done well to recoup the majority of the money they splashed out on Ayew in 2016, when you don’t consider his weekly wages. The winger has been a disappointment at the Hammers as he has failed to re-capture the form he showed at the Swans. So it’s quite the achievement to have Swansea cough up that much cash for him. The Hammers will no doubt be hoping to reinvest these funds quickly and secure some new faces at the London Stadium before the window closes. David Moyes’ side was looking a little bare before Ayew’s exit, and with his inevitable departure, it makes signing new players even more important.
In other West Ham transfer news, a defender is set for crunch talks with David Moyes over his immediate future.