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Ghana’s Andre Ayew unveiled after completing move to Qatari champions Al Sadd

Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew has completed a move to Qatari champions Al Sadd.

He will wear the Number 24 jersey at his new club.

The unveiling video had Andre’s father Abedi Ayew Pele chronicling his career which took him from RTU to Al Sadd before he moved to Europe.

At the end of the video, Andre Ayew said he was there to “continue his father’s legacy and win more titles” at Al Sadd.

Ayew was released by Swansea in June after a second-consecutive failed bid to return to the Premier League.

Swansea’s loss in the playoffs final against Brentford meant they would have to spend at least another season in the Championship.

This meant that the club could effectively not afford to keep Ayew on his wages, reported to be around 80,000 pounds a week.

 

There were mixed reactions from Swansea fans to the news that Ayew had been let go, with many acknowledging the impact he had on the team in his time there.

Andre Ayew finished as the club’s top scorer in the last two seasons and scored the winner in their playoffs semi-final first leg.

A host of European clubs, including Scottish giants, Celtic had been rumoured to be interested in signing the forward.

However, Al Sadd have won the race, initially announcing on Twitter that they had reached an agreement to sign the Ghanaian before confirming the completion of the deal on Thursday.

Some unconfirmed media reports indicate that Ayew could earn over $200,000 a month at his new club.

Al Sadd have been champions of Qatar 15 times and won the league and cup double last season.

They also won the AFC Champions League back in 2011, which remains their sole triumph in the competition.

They are currently managed by Barcelona legend Xavi while former Arsenal midfielder, Santi Carzola is one of the side’s main players.

The pair was named best Coach and Best Player respectively last season.

 

Source: Citi Sports|Ghana

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