Swansea City's Andre Ayew (L) celebrates scoring with Modou Barrow
West Ham United confirmed the signing of Andre Ayew on their official website on Monday evening, paying £20.5m for the Swansea City star.
Ayew, 26, made his name in France with Marseille, hitting 60 goals in 202 games for the Ligue 1 side before letting his contract run down to become a free agent last summer. According to the Daily Mail, Ayew snubbed West Ham in order to join Swansea, penning a four-year deal in South Wales.
Andre Ayew celebrates scoring the second goal for Swansea against West Ham
Ayew instantly became a key part of the Swansea side, hitting 12 goals and two assists in the Premier League, featuring out wide but also as a striker as the Swans survived relegation from the Premier League.
Now though, Ayew has left the Liberty Stadium in order to finally join West Ham, penning a three-year deal at the London Stadium with the option for a further two years.
Ayew's move will give West Ham another dangerous attacking weapon, whilst he will also be reuniting with his former Marseille team-mate Dimitri Payet in a potentially potent partnership.
Since the move was confirmed on Monday night, Swansea fans have been reacting on Twitter to the deal - and it's fair to say it has caused something of a split among supporters.
Liverpool's Dejan Lovren in action with Swansea's Andre Ayew
Some fans are gutted, believing that Ayew is a fantastic player on his day, stating that it was a privilege to watch a top class player in action at the Liberty Stadium, whilst thanking him for his performances in the club's battle against the drop last season.
Others aren't bothered at all, and suggested that the £20.5m deal is great value for Swansea given that they signed him for free just a year ago, and feel he never really had a defined role in the Swans' starting line-up.
Here are some of the reactions from Swansea fans after Ayew's move to West Ham was confirmed on Monday evening...
Ayew, good player, fantastic on his day! Scored some crucial goals to keep us, only turned up when he wanted though! Good luck #swans— Luke Keogh (@lgkeogh) August 8, 2016
I'm happy with 20.5 for Ayew. Sad to see him go but he's not gold dust. Will be chuffed if Baston comes in soon. #Swans— Cam Jenkins (@Cameron_Jenks) August 8, 2016
Not really bothered about Ayew going. Not prolific enough to be a striker, too slow to be a winger and as a No10 Gylfi is better #Swans— Geraint Reynolds (@Gezz99) August 8, 2016
Ayew is a quality player but made no secret we were a stepping stone. To get £20m is cracking business from the board #Swans— Andy Morgan (@andymorgan87) August 8, 2016
Not fussed about Ayew going. He scored some good and crucial goals for us but we will cope without him #swans— Lisa Phillips (@swansforever) August 8, 2016
£20.5m for Ayew is good business for me. Decent goalscorer but far better players out there. Be more gutted if they bought Mo Barrow. #Swans— MIKE (@MiikeThomas) August 8, 2016
So Ayew's move is done & dusted— Paul (@IceWithNoLemon) August 8, 2016
A good player who knows where the goal is
Been itching for a move for ages
Not bothered he's gone #Swans
Gutted Ayew has gone me. Played a big part in keeping us up last season. All the best for the future @AyewAndre— Gleaves. (@coreygleaves) August 8, 2016
Gutted to see Ayew going, people underestimated how much he did for us last season, just hope we replace him!— Sean Ruggieri (@Seanruggieri) August 8, 2016
Gutted to see Ayew leave, was a pleasure to see him play for us while it lasted. Top class— Jordan Jenkins (@JordanRJENKS) August 8, 2016
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