Deluded Andre Ayew comments prove West Ham were right to sell £20.5 million flop back to Swansea

Andre Ayew of West Ham United celebrates after he scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at London Stadium on December 23,...

West Ham United sold Andre Ayew back to Swansea City in a deal worth around £18 million on deadline day.

Andre Ayew of West Ham Unied look dejected during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

West Ham sold strikers Diafra Sakho and Ayew to Rennes and Swansea respectively last month and only Joao Mario - on a short-term loan - and little known Championship striker Jordan Hugill were brought in.

Fans are far from happy with the club's co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold after another transfer window failure.

With a glut of injuries denying Moyes the services of the likes of Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Lanzini, Andy Carroll and Pedro Obiang supporters felt more quality needed to be added.

Few would disagree with the sale of Ayew, though, after the Ghanaian proved a £20.5 million flop during his 18 months in East London.

Andre Ayew of West Ham in action during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2017 in London, England.

And those in any doubt can rest assured the decision to sell Ayew was the right one, after his outlandish claim on Swans TV that he was the best striker at the club.

"When I look at my statistics and my time from August until now, I think I am one of the most efficient players, if not the most efficient," Ayew told Swans TV.

“I am not one of the players who played the most games, but I have no regrets. Things could have been much better if I had not got the injuries or if I’d played more games.

“But when I look at my statistics and those of others who play in my position and had more game-time than me, I don’t have to envy anyone.”

His claims comes despite just nine goals in nearly 50 games for the Hammers.

Although his brace in the memorable 3-2 comeback win over bitter rivals Tottenham at Wembley endeared him to supporters, the truth is Ayew will be quickly forgotten in East London.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium on January 30, 2018 in London, England.

Whether it was a case of being regularly played out of position or simply not getting enough consecutive game time to find his form, things just never clicked for the African in a Hammers shirt.

Indeed he will be remembered more for his infuriating tendency to half-heartedly close down opposition defenders, often rendering any game plan to implement a high press futile.

Ayew would also spend most of his time on the pitch pointing at his teammates and throwing his hands up in the air in a petulant fashion, something that grated on fans.

Now his comments prove West Ham were right to move him on and the club must be more efficient themselves when it comes to bringing in players to improve the team going forward.

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