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Andre Ayew: Qatari side of Al Sadd announce transfer deal with Ghana and former Swansea City star

Striker is closing in on transfer to Xavi Hernandez outfit after leaving Jack’s Army

The Ghanaian skipper is expected to join Al Sadd’s Qatari team, the club said.

The 31-year-old is expected to seal a move on Thursday, having become a free agent following his departure from England’s Swansea City league in June.

According to media reports, the attacker will be paid around $ 220,000 [€186,514.39] a month by the Asian club, coached by Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez.

“Al Sadd has reached an agreement to sign Ghanaian star Andre Ayew,” the Qatari side announced on social media.

“The player will arrive in Doha in the morning to complete the routine procedures, followed by the signing of the contract and the official announcement.”

This is the first time Ayew will play professional club football outside of Europe.

Earlier this month he was linked with Crystal Palace, the English Premier League team, for a possible reunion with his younger brother Jordan.

Turkish club Goztepe has also been named as the next possible destination.

“I can’t say much. There’s a lot going on in different leagues. I feel like I have what it takes to play in the best divisions, whether it’s England, France or France. Italy… I don’t have a particular place [for now]Said Ayew Joy FM on his future earlier this month.

“There are also offers coming from the Gulf, from the Asian side etc … So I have to take my time and make the right decision for myself, but also for the nation with all [Afcon and World Cup qualifiers] we have before us.

“I’m going to take my time, take a good look at it and hope that sooner rather than later we are all clear on something because I know my brothers and sisters, all Ghanaians are looking forward to this very much.”

Last season Ayew made 46 league appearances for Swansea City who reached the Championship promotion play-off final where they succumbed to Brentford.

He scored 17 goals in matches, finishing the tenure as the club’s top scorer, just as he had done the previous season.

He also played for West Ham United, the Turkish team of Fenerbahce and the French clubs of Olympique de Marseille, Lorient and Arles-Avignon.

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