West Ham surely taking gamble considering selling Andre Ayew back to Swansea

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Ham...

West Ham United are reportedly willing to consider selling Andre Ayew back to Swansea City.

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Ham...

According to a report from The Sun (print edition; 5th December 2017; page 50), Swansea are interested in re-signing West Ham forward Andre Ayew just over a year after selling him to the Hammers for £20 million.

Interestingly, The Sun suggests that the Irons may be prepared to let the 27-year-old return to the Liberty Stadium for half the price that they paid for him.

West Ham United's French-born Ghanaian midfielder Andre Ayew reacts during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Liverpool at The London Stadium, in east...

That may not appear to be the best business, but given that he has scored eight Premier League goals in 38 games, it would not be a surprise if a number of Irons fans were urging the club to let the Ghana international leave if they do receive an eight-figure bid. 

But perhaps it would be a gamble for West Ham to let Ayew return to Swansea given where the two sides lie in the Premier League table.

As things stand, West Ham are 19th in the top flight, while the Swans are bottom of the table and there is just one point separating the two, while David Moyes' men find themselves three points off safety.

West Ham United's French-born Ghanaian midfielder Andre Ayew (R) celebrates scoring the team's secondf goal during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and West...

If Moyes feels that the £10 million they will receive from Swansea is exactly what he needs to bolster his transfer kitty so he can go out and get a target that will lead the Irons away from danger, then he should have little hesitation about sanctioning a deal.

But Moyes should really consider whether selling one of their players to a relegation rival makes sense at this stage of the season. The last thing he will want is to sell a player to Swansea who then inspires them to get themselves away from the bottom three and leave the Hammers in more trouble. 

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