Ayew's reported conflict with Marseille suggests why Newcastle shouldn't sign him

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Reported Newcastle United target Andre Ayew is apparently at odds with Marseille over wages.

French source Le10 Sport has claimed that reported Newcastle United target Andre Ayew is at odds with Marseille over a new contract because of financial reasons.

Their report suggests that he could be prompted to move to England if he can’t reach an agreement with Marseille over a new deal. However, Newcastle should stay clear for the very reason Ayew is reportedly at odds with his current club.

Newcastle head coach John Carver explained in the Chronicle recently that he dropped Rolando Aarons for attitude problems and youth team coach Kevin Richardson has stressed the importance of a positive attitude for younger players in the same paper.

“I wasn’t happy with the way he was behaving - So I sent him back to the Academy and told him to earn the right to come back up here,” said Carver on Aarons.

It would be a bizarre move by the club to go after a player who reportedly has motives, which contradict the messages that key officials at Newcastle are giving to younger players.

It creates the potential problem that the younger players at the club could get the wrong message damaging the ideology that Carver seems keen to setup at the club.

Carver appears to be the sort of manager who is so close to his club that he’d rather give a hungry youngster a chance over giving a first team place to an overpaid professional coming in from a foreign league who may not have the same identity and connection with the club.

Le10 Sport states that Ayew is not willing to take a pay cut to stay at Marseille and while he may offer Newcastle experience and quality, he doesn’t seem to have the positive attitude and mentality that Carver is apparently looking for.

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