Andre Ayew regret is worth £20m to West Ham United co-owner

Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring the first goal for Swansea

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan admitted regret over £20m target Andre Ayew last season.

Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring the first goal for SwanseaAndre Ayew celebrates after scoring the first goal for Swansea

West Ham have made an offer for Swansea attacker Andre Ayew, with SkySports reporting they have submitted a £20 million bid.

The Hammers are keen to sign another striker, and have been shut out so far in their attempts this summer.

Ayew is an intriguing proposition, and a player who West Ham were keen to sign last summer - when he signed for Swansea on a free transfer.

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren in action with Swansea's Andre AyewLiverpool's Dejan Lovren in action with Swansea's Andre Ayew

Their inability or unwillingness to conclude a deal for Ayew last summer is looking costly, but this is no snap decision or panic move from the Hammers.

David Sullivan expressed last September that he was haunted by Ayew's early success at Swansea, when he was quoted by London24 as stating: “I regret not signing Ayew because I really fancied him.”

That admiration has clearly not subsided, and West Ham are putting aside the misgivings they had last summer to try and lure the Swansea forward.

For the Swans, receiving £20 million for a high earner who they signed for free last summer is good business, and the pressure will be on Ghanaian international Ayew to live up to his price tag if he moves to the Hammers.

Andre Ayew scores the second goal for SwanseaAndre Ayew scores the second goal for Swansea

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