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Andre Ayew shows Queen's Park Rangers what they missed out on

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After missing out on a transfer deadline day move for Andre Ayew, the attacker scored a wonderful goal to show QPR what they are missing.

In the final few hours of the transfer window, Marseille attacker Andre Ayew was linked with a last-ditch move to Premier League side Queen’s Park Rangers. Harry Redknapp wanted the Ghana international to boost his chances of staying in England’s top-flight and it seemed that new Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa was happy to let the midfielder go for the right price.

On Tuesday night, Marseille won their third straight game and stretched their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to three points. The 5-0 win over Stade de Reims was mouth-watering and was full of excellent performances across the board from the OM starting XI.

They have now scored 19 goals this season over the seven games and have become the talk of the league. The performances of Andre Ayew has so far gone under the radar, but on Tuesday he showed just how important he will be to this side from the Mediterranean.

Already 2-0 up from the first half with a double from striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, it was Ayew that made it three. The midfielder showed his excellent ability in the air, nodding in a cross from Brice Dja Djedje after Reims goalkeeper Kossi Agassa spilled a shot out wide.

That goal opened his account for the season, and with his confidence growing, Marseille’s fourth and his second of the evening showed what a small bout of confidence can do.

Florian Thauvin’s shot from the right was again saved by Agassa, but it was spilled at the feet of Ayew. At first glance it looked like he had simply knocked the ball into the net, but on replay the class was shown.

He obviously didn’t want to take the shot on his right foot, so wrapped his left around his right left and scored his second with a rabona.

It was a beautiful take from the Ghanaian and one of the better goals this season, it won’t win any awards, but the skill involved shows just how talented a player Ayew can be. No doubt if he continues to play in this way, Premier League teams will be back in for him this winter.

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