According to Sky Sports (live transfer thread, July 29th 2016 at 17:53), West Ham United have made an enquiry for Swansea City’s Andre Ayew with the Welsh club valuing him at £20 million.
West Ham have made no secret of their desire to strenghthen their attacking options this summer, as co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan look to bring Champions League football to East London.
The club have been linked with a number of players such as Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi and Carlos Bacca (The Telegraph), yet so far this summer the club have been unsuccessful in their attempts.
Now, as reported by Sky Sports, it seems their attentions have turned to Swansea City’s Ayew, a player who arrived at the Liberty Stadium 12 months ago on a free transfer.
The Ghana international enjoyed a decent debut season in the Premier League, netting 12 times in 34 appearances, as the Welsh club secured a solid midtable finish.
Ayew, 26, can play in a range of different positions in the final third, but he is predominently suited to a wider role - perhaps an indication of the Hammers switching targets altogether.
The Swans will be keen to hold on to him after showing what he can do last season, but the lure of European football at the Olympic Stadium could see Ayew push for a move to the capital.