Ayew happy with his journey

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Andre Ayew is pleased with the way things have turned out for him at Swansea City.

The Ghana national team captain has been in scintillating form for the Jack Army in the English Championship.

At the start of the 2020/21 season, Ayew had several offers in the Premier League, but opted to stay loyal to the Welsh club who have made it into the promotion play-offs.

Ayew scored the only goal in the semi-final first leg against Barnsley last weekend which gives Steve Cooper’s side a slight advantage going into the second leg at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening.

He has scored a total 17 goals in 44 league appearances this season and he has now set his sights on helping the Jack Army return to the elite division of English football next season.

Speaking to BBC Sport Africa, the 31-year-old said he is very pleased to have taken a decision to stay at Swansea despite many saying he is making a wrong career decision.

“Some people will say maybe my career has dwindled because I’m playing in the Championship and let me say there were offers to go and play in the Premier League and I could have jumped at the first offer that came in, but no.

“Sometimes it’s not every offer that comes that you have to take, you first look at your happiness and then consult your family and the team and see what is best before making a decision.

“I really don’t think I have lost anything, look at my numbers both here and at the Ghana national team, they are getting better and I’m happy for the journey I took.”

Swansea finished the regular season in fourth place behind Norwich City, Watford and Brentford.

Norwich and Watford were automatically promoted to the Premier League while Brentford, Barnsley, AFC Bournemouth and Swansea are competing for the final promotion spot via the traditional Play-off system.

The Cherries also won by a narrow 1-0 margin against the Bees last weekend and both teams have their destiny in their own hands going into the return leg on Saturday afternoon.

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