Reports: West Ham interested in Swansea winger André Ayew

According to reports in both Sky Sports and the Telegraph recently, the Hammers are interested in signing Swansea winger André Ayew - who is valued by the Swans at around £20million pounds.

Reports: West Ham interested in Swansea winger André Ayew
Picture source: Getty Images - Ayew has featured for the Swans in pre-season

West Ham are interested in signing Swansea City winger André Ayew, according to recent reports. The 26-year-old Ghanian, who flourished during his first season in England's top flight, is one of Swansea's top players and the Swans will be eager to keep hold of their prized asset.

With that being said though, every player has their price - and they reportedly value him at around £20million pounds. It is unclear at the moment as to whether Ayew is interested in a move to east London, but as Slaven Bilic's side actively qualified for UEFA Europa League football at the end of last season, it would not be a surprise to see him interested in a move away from south Wales this summer.

Swansea will be eager to keep Ayew

With the new Premier League season only a matter of weeks away, it seems as though Swansea would have to shortlist adequate replacements before making the decision as to whether they should let Ayew join one of their rivals.

Ayew netted against Manchester City in the Swans' final fixture of last season. | Photo: Getty
Ayew netted against Manchester City in the Swans' final fixture of last season. | Photo: Getty

He netted twelve goals and created five assists for Swansea last term. Alongside captain Ashley Williams and creative midfielder Glyfi Sigurdsson, the trio were instrumental in helping keep them away from relegation after a spell of inconsistency between December and March.

The twist in the transfer tale

He joined Swansea last summer on a free transfer from Ligue 1 side Marseille, and the Hammers were linked with a move for him then but failed to act upon their interest and had to look at other targets instead. Bafétimbi Gomis has completed a season-long loan move to Ayew's old side Marseille, meaning he's their only remaining senior forward - so Swansea will be eager to keep hold of him until they sign a few attacking reinforcements.