Swansea City

Swansea City forward Andre Ayew linked with loan move to Turkish giants Besiktas

Turkish giants Besiktas are keen to take Swansea City striker Andre Ayew on a one-year loan deal, according to reports.

Besiktas are among a number of Turkish clubs reported to be interested in the striker, who only rejoined Swansea City in January.

Ayew arrived back at the Liberty Stadium on a fee in the region of £18 million after departing for a similar fee in 2016.

However, following the Swans’ relegation to the Championship, Andre Ayew, whose brother Jordan also plays for the club, will need to depart due to his large wage.

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Swansea won’t be able to pay the striker’s wages in the Championship and as a result, he will depart this summer.

Though, it now looks as if his departure will be via a loan deal and not a permanent move as previously suggested.

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Besiktas are said to be keen on a season-long loan move, and other Turkish clubs are said to be in the queue if they don’t get the deal over the line.

Ayew still has three years remaining on his deal at the Liberty Stadium, and the South Wales club aren’t expecting a permanent offer close to the £18 million they paid for him just eight months ago.

That means a loan deal may be their only chance of offloading Ayew’s wages this summer.

(Featured image: Clément Bucco-Lechat)