Is Andre Ayew swap inspired for Swansea City...and questionable for West Ham?

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures on the touchline during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham United at the DW Stadium...

West Ham United could sell Andre Ayew back to Premier League rivals Swansea City - with Ki Sung-Yeung potentially going the other way.

Marseille's Ghanaian forward Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match between Marseille and Monaco on May 10, 2015 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille,...

West Ham and Swansea City could agree on a player exchange deal that could suit both parties down to the ground on paper.

Sky Sports claim that Swansea have offered a club-record £18 million to bring Andre Ayew back from the London Stadium – and it is understood that West Ham have also enquired about the prospect of midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung going the other way.

Now, Swansea are the Premier League’s lowest goalscorers so a deal for the intelligent attacking midfielder Ayew, who scored 12 goals in 34 games during his single 2015/16 season at the Liberty, would be well received.

West Ham, meanwhile, have been on the lookout for midfield reinforcements all month so Ki would give David Moyes some added depth in the centre of the park.

Ki Sung-Yueng of Swansea in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Leicester City at Liberty Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

But there is a nagging feeling that this is a rather lopsided deal – with Swansea getting far more out of it than West Ham.

The Swans will have to pay a huge fee to re-sign Ayew with West Ham hoping to recoup the £20 million they splashed out in the summer of 2016. But the Ghanaian international has the talent and the skill-set to be exactly the kind of signing that could save Swansea’s Premier League status.

He offers goals from midfield and the ability to find a pocket of space inside the box, not to mention open up an opposition defence. Not a bad addition, then, for a side struggling for creativity and ruthlessness.

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...

Interest in Ki, however, feels like West Ham are scraping the barrel having failed in moves for Jonjo Shelvey, Harry Arter, Joe Allen and many more over the last few weeks.

Would Ki, a squad player at Swansea, really improve Moyes’ first-team? Not in comparison to the impact Ayew could make in South Wales.

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