Marseille president confirms reported Tottenham target Andre Ayew will leave and can earn a lot more in England

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A player heavily linked with Tottenham Hotspur will certainly be moving on in the close-season.

According to a report from the Independent, alleged Tottenham Hotspur target Andre Ayew will definitely be leaving his current side Marseille this summer.

The Ghana international will be out of contract and is said to be attracting interest from Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal among others, and now Marseille’s club president Vincent Labrune has been speaking to the Independent about the player’s future.

“We can’t keep Ayew,” Labrune said. “The French financial system is complicated and we can’t offer him an equivalent salary to what he can earn in England.”

Ayew has scored 10 goals and set up an additional five for Marseille this season, while he has a total of 59 goals and 24 assists in 205 appearances for the Ligue 1 club.

The 25-year-old is predominantly a left winger although he can also play in central midfield if required, and his ability from out wide along with his eye for goal means he would be a fine addition to Tottenham’s squad if they can sign him.

For nothing more than a signing-on fee, Ayew would be a bargain for whoever gets him, but as the report states, there are likely to be a whole host of clubs jostling for his services.

Tottenham are almost certain to bring in new wingers this summer, and the latest comments coming out of France may tempt chairman Daniel Levy to try his hand for Ayew.

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