With André Ayew leaving on a free this summer, Marseille are looking to replace the Ghanaian with another Ghanaian.
Since last summer, the future of Ghanaian winger André Ayew has been placed in doubt. The Marseille forward’s contract is up at the end of the season, with The Star linking him with a move to Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma this summer.
There is no way that the French club can afford to give him a new contract, so it seems they have made an effort to find a cut-price replacement.
Romain Alessandrini will have the first opportunity to play in the first-team, and he has shown this season and at Rennes that he is capable of playing in that role. However, there could be another Ghanaian arriving at the Stade Velodrome this summer.
The Belgian press have linked Marseille with a move for winger Franck Acheampong. The 21-year-old has played 28 games, scoring two goals for Anderlecht in the Jupiler Pro League this season.
They report that Marseille would be willing to play €3 million to complete the deal, it’s just unclear whether the Brussels club would be willing to part with the player that they spend €1 million on in 2013.
Acheampong is a player that fits Marseille’s profile perfectly. With the relatively low fee and a huge future ahead, it is similar to the move that brought them Michy Batshuayi from Standard Liege last summer.
It is obvious that it is a market that Marseille are looking at and with Ayew and Andre-Pierre Gignac, plus others, possibly moving to cut down the wage bill, the Anderlecht man could be the new type of signing that Marseille aim for come the end of the season.