Report: Attacker closes in on loan exit from West Ham after reported swap move for PL enforcer
West Ham United could be set to offload midfielder Andre Ayew to Turkish giants Galatasaray, according to a report.
The claim comes from French paper L’equipe who believe that the 28-year-old is closed to joining the SuperLig outfit this transfer window.
If the report is correct then Ayew will join Galatasaray on a loan deal with an option to buy the player at a later date.
The 28-year-old is keen to join up with the Turkish outfit and a number of ex-Premier League players they have in their ranks, including Fernando, Bafetembi Gomis and Jason Denayer.
Ayew has played 25 times for the Hammers this season and has six goals to his name.
It was previously reported that Ayew could return to his former employers Swansea in a swap deal with Alfie Mawson, but that now looks unlikely in light of these revelations.
Football Insider verdict:
The Hammers need all the firepower they can get their hands on right now and it’s unlikely they will let a player as established as Ayew leave the club. David Moyes is struggling with a host of injuries to his forward line and has Andy Carroll, Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini all potentially unavailable for selection. Add to the mix that there is talk of Javier Hernandez being allowed to leave the club, and the Hammers have very few experienced attackers left available in attack. With a little over a week to go before the transfer window shuts and not much talk in the way of new signings, West Ham will want to keep hold of Ayew.
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