Head coach of Swansea City Steve Cooper has admitted that Black Stars Skipper André Ayew is a better player than the Championship.
The deputy Swansea skipper has been instrumental for his outfit this season, leading the team to a playoff spot, but unfortunately fell shortly against Brentford in the semifinal of the playoff, losing the encounter 3-2 on aggregate.
Ayew’s instrumental performances has earned him a place on the transfer list of some top clubs, however, manager Steve Cooper is keen on having the Black Stars skipper at his disposal next season.
“I think that’s a conversation me and André need to have,” Cooper was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
“I would like nothing more than for Andre to be playing with us again next season.
“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 percent and in the end we will come to a resolution that’s right for everybody,” he added.
“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”, Cooper added.
Ayew, who joined Swansea in 2018 from West Ham has just a year left on his contract.
Cooper went on to laud the Ghanaian international for his outstanding performances both on and off the pitch.
“I would like nothing more than for Andre to be playing with us again next season”, Cooper told BBC.
“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”, he added.
Ayew has this season scored 18 goals and provided 7 assists for Swansea City in all competitions, he’s the club’s top scorer this term.