After a long summer in which West Ham have been linked to countless strikers, the Hammers surprised everyone by quickly targeting, and signing, Andre Ayew from Swansea for £20 million. This move came out of nowhere really so what can West Ham expect from their new forward?
When Swansea signed Ayew on a free transfer last summer from Marseille, the Premier League didn’t really take much notice. After scoring against Chelsea on the opening day, they certainly did. Ayew is a quick player who is able to run in behind defences and due to a low centre of gravity, he is able to turn quickly in order to get that extra yard. Also, he may look short but Ayew has scored some good headers in this time so he is also very good in the air.
The price is of course a concern and Swansea must be laughing all the way to the bank considering they got him for nothing last year and just made a £20 million profit on him. However, this does show that West Ham are willing to pay big money for the players they want and are not afraid to break their transfer record in order to get them.
Overall, I feel the Ayew will be a great signing for West Ham as he is quick, can take defenders on and is good in the air. Stick him up top with our previous transfer record signing Andy Carroll and we have a forward line which will be able to cause a lot of problems for teams this year.