Whilst the 2015/16 campaign may well have begun in rather unconvincing circumstances for the Swans this season, Andre Ayew has nonetheless proved somewhat of a revelation for Garry Monk’s side.
The Ghanaian international has already amounted an impressive six league goals thus far, whilst also providing the Liberty Stadium faithful with admirable levels off energy and determination inside the final third. In a season that has certainly proved rather testing for Swansea City up until now, the former Marseille man has definitely been a positive addition to the Premier League.
However, as the January transfer window looms ever closer for those competing within the English top-flight this year, the 25-year-old attacker seemingly hasn’t gone unnoticed among the league’s biggest transfer spenders. After a series of standout performances in 2015/16 so far, Liverpool have subsequently raised a supposed interest in landing Andre Ayew this January – if certain reports are to be believed.
So then, could the current Swansea favourite really be on his way to Anfield sooner rather than later, or would Jurgen Klopp ultimately be better served in looking elsewhere this winter?
Well, although the Ghanaian star may have only recently just emerged within the Premier League scene, it certainly hasn’t taken long for English fans to grow accustomed to Andre Ayew’s potential to make things happen out on the pitch. He currently goes down as Swansea’s top goal-scorer in all competitions and could easily develop his game even further in the not too distant future.
After arriving at the Liberty Stadium on highly coveted free transfer this summer, Garry Monk’s side seemingly completed one of the best deals of the entire transfer window. Ayew is particularly direct in his approach, his link-up play in front of goal often leads to favourable results – and when it comes to successfully doing the business in one-on-one situations – the current Swansea man rarely comes unstuck.
In all honesty, Andre Ayew always seemed like he’d turn out a pretty effective player on the back of his previous form in Ligue 1 – as well as on the international scene with the Ghana squad. The 25-year-old wide-man is also a very passionate character in the match-day scenario, and often looks to give his respective side an all-round boost when the situation requires.
Liverpool would therefore be greatly aided with someone like Ayew on board. Although Klopp’s current outfit does in-fact display a vast amount of technical ability across the attacking areas of the pitch, the Reds are arguably missing enough personnel to lift them out of trouble when the tough moments inevitably crop up. The former Marseille star would provide the Anfield faithful with their fair share of goals, whilst helping to maintain a certain mental strength throughout the core of the team.
Although the Ghanaian international couldn’t necessarily expect to go down as an out-in-out first team regular among Jurgen Klopp’s ever improving Liverpool squad, the step up to Anfield certainly wouldn’t be a task beyond Andre Ayew’s supposed capabilities.
However, the major stumbling block in the way of this particular deal would once again be the price. Although the widely experienced attacking star may well have arrived as a free transfer at Swansea City, Ayew is still reportedly enjoying a pretty sizeable wage packet week-in-week out. Liverpool would simply have to cough up the bucks this winter in order to secure the man’s signature, especially as the 25-year-old only joined up with his current employers less than six months ago.
In the end, it remains somewhat difficult to imagine this deal actually going ahead – at least not as early as the upcoming January transfer window. Ayew will likely maintain his loyalty at the Liberty Stadium until the end of the current campaign, perhaps looking to assess his next steps once 2015/16 is finally over and done with.
Should Liverpool’s reported interest in the front-man be genuine and to the point this January however, then Jurgen Klopp may as well look to involve Andre Ayew among the current Anfield set-up before another intrigued party eventually sticks their nose in.
Although he may not be playing for one of Europe’s elite clubs this season, that shouldn’t paint the current Swansea City favourite out in anything less than the reputation he honestly deserves.