Why Tottenham should be aiming higher than Andre Ayew

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Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for the 25-year-old but they should be looking for better additions to really improve their squad.

According to a recent report from Foot Mercato, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a move for free agent Andre Ayew, with the player leaving Marseille this summer.

That has now been contradicted by Sky Sports, who suggest Tottenham have no interest in the Ghana midfielder, and if the latter report is true it comes as no real surprise.

After all, while Tottenham are in need of more quality wingers, Ayew is not as good as some they have been linked with.

In fact, Ayew’s record last season is no better than Nacar Chadli’s – the player he could well replace in the starting line-up were he to arrive.

Both players are predominantly left wingers and while Ayew scored 11 goals and provided six assists for Marseille last season, Chadli scored 13 goals and set up an additional five.

Ayew may have done that in fewer matches but there is still a risk involved in signing a player who has never before experienced Premier League football, even if there is no fee involved.

Adding strength in depth to the side is a wise move, but Ayew may not be the solution Tottenham fans are hoping for; especially when you consider that another recent signing from Ligue 1 – Benjamin Stambouli – has struggled to make his mark since arriving at White Hart Lane.

Signing a relatively regular goal-scorer for little more than a signing-on fee should never be sniffed at, but Tottenham could and really should be aiming higher.

It was only a few weeks ago that they were being linked with a move for Memphis Depay, and while the Netherlands international went on to sign for Manchester United there are other wingers out there with the potential to be world-class that Spurs should be attempting to buy.

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