Ayew too good for Championship – Cooper


Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper believes that Ghanaian international Andre Ayew is too good of a footballer to play in England’s second-tier league, the Sky Bet Championship.

With Swansea recently missing out on Premier League (PL) promotion after losing 3-2 over two legs in the play-offs against Brentford, Cooper has confirmed that the club will hold talks with Ayew over his future.

Ayew had an exceptional 2019/20 Championship season under Cooper with 18 goals and seven assists in 44 appearances.

‘The Black Stars’ captain still has a year left on his contract with Swansea and Cooper admits that he wants the former Marseille and West Ham forward to stay.

“I would like nothing more than for Andre to be playing with us again next season,” said Cooper as quoted by BBC Sport. Picture: Swansea City. 

“We have seen the real level of player he is this year, with the goals he has scored and the impact he has had on and off the pitch. It’s been brilliant to work with him.”

“But I understand Andre is a better player than the Championship. That’s a matter of fact and I am sure he will have offers to do that.

“We need to have a good conversation over the next couple of days. We trust each other 100 per cent and in the end, we will come to a resolution that’s right for everybody.”

“I understand that it’ll be a talking point, whether he stays or goes. Whatever Andre decides to do, he will have thought about it long and hard about it, that’s for sure, and we’ll see where it goes,” concluded the Cooper.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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