Ayew: What impressed me when I met Swansea boss Garry Monk

Swansea City new boy Andre Ayew explained what impressed him about manager Garry Monk.

New Swansea City signing Andre Ayew told talkSPORT what impressed him during a meeting with the club’s manager Garry Monk.

The Guardian was among the sources to confirm the news that the 25-year-old had committed himself to a move to the Liberty Stadium, after his contract expired with Ligue One club Marseille.

It’s a real coup for the club considering the Metro has reported that Tottenham Hotspur were interested in a deal, but it seems Monk had the gift of the gab when it came to talking directly with the player.

“He was just really calm, really honest and he told me he wanted me to come – I got the feeling that he really knew about me and my position and the best way to use me,” he said.

Swansea play a pure brand of football and when they are at their very best, they are a very difficult side to not enjoy watching.

Monk is well placed to sell what Swansea means and represents and not just because he manages the club.

He’s got a long history with the Swans and has experienced life with the side in different situations and various levels.

He knows the journey and knows the sort of players who he feels can understand that journey and add to it, as Swansea look to progress and develop all over again next season.

Ayew is a real talent and his challenge now will be to settle into the club quickly, with the aim of hitting the ground running when the Premier League action gets underway again in August.

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