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Why Jordan Ayew Could Be a Very Worthwhile Signing For Celtic

Why Jordan Ayew Could Be a Very Worthwhile Signing For Celtic

Jordan Ayew has emerged as an early summer transfer target for Celtic – and we believe that could be a very worthwhile signing.

The Ghanaian attacker is now staring at at least one year in the English Championship following Swansea’s relegation from the Premier League.

But like any team that goes down, it raises doubts over whether or not they can keep their best players.

And Ayew certainly looks like one of the players who could look for a quick exit from the Welsh outfit.

Here’s why we believe Celtic could be an ideal landing spot for all involved:

He’s at the Right Age

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Ayew is just 26 and approaching what you’d expect to be the best years of his career. If he was to sign for Celtic, it would be on a three or four-year deal no doubt and that fits in with previous signings that the club have made.

He’s Got a Good Pedigree at Club Level

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Ayew can count Aston Villa, Lorient and Marseille as some of his former clubs – with the attacker actually making 147 appearances for OM at the beginning of his career. He’s also got three years worth of Premier League experience, scoring 19 goals 94 appearances.

And His International Experience isn’t Bad Either

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He made his full Ghana debut at just 18 and has appeared 45 more times for his country since. He’s played in a World Cup, several AFCONs and is likely to remain a Ghana international going forward too.

He Can Score Goals Like This

And This

His Past Managers Have All Rated Him

Carlos Carvalhal had this to say about him last year: “To me he is one of the best attackers in the Premier League, a fantastic addition to us.”

Steve Bruce said: “There’s no doubt he’s got ability, we saw that.

“It was a great run and cross for the goal and that little bit of magic is what we’ve got at the moment where we can just produce a goal without playing that well and he’s helped to do that today.”

Speaking after signing Ayew for Swansea, Paul Clement said: “He is a very good acquisition. He’s versatile and dynamic to attack the lines and get in behind defences.

“He will certainly give us something different to what we’ve got.”

Celtic Might Need a Striker

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Moussa Dembele finished the season strongly for Celtic and that may lead to interest in the French forward this summer. If they were to sell him at a big profit two years after getting him from Fulham, then that leaves a big gap in the forward area and Ayew could be one to fill that.

He Can Play a Number of Positions Though

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Ayew has turned out as the main striker, the number 10 and as a winger on either side in his career – that versatility is something Brendan Rodgers could definitely work with.

He’ll Be at a Good Price

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You’d think there will be something of a fire sale at the Liberty Stadium this summer following relegation and Ayew is definitely one player who could fetch a fee – but even that fee would be discounted given his status as a Championship player. Celtic may be able to spend £5million or less to get Ayew – and that will be a very appealing price given his experience and quality.

Celtic fans – would you be happy to sign Ayew?

Let us know in the comments below..

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