Blacks Skipper Andre Ayew has officially signed for Qatari fold Al Sadd after leaving Swansea City as a free agent last month.
The 31-year old will arrive in Doha on Thursday to undergo a mandatory medical examination, sign his contract before being officially announced by the club.
#AlSadd have reached an agreement to sign Ghanaian star Andre Ayew. 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#AlwaysAlSadd@AyewAndrepic.twitter.com/1hr7GLECQQ— 🏆 #75 Al Sadd SC | نادي السد (@AlsaddSC) July 21, 2021
Ayew, who finished last season as top scorer of Swansea City with 17 goals in 46 appearances announced his departure from the club after failing to secure a place in the upcoming season’s Premier league.
The Black Stars skipper will now be playing for Qatari champions Al Sadd under the tutelage of Barcelona and Spanish legend Xavi Hernandez.
Andre started his career in France with Marseille, before he was transferred to Swansea in 2015. After a season with Swansea, he joined West Ham for €24m. 18 months later, he returned to Swansea City in what remains a club-record deal but could not save the club from Premier League relegation.
Ayew spent the following season on loan at Fenerbahce but came back to Swansea in 2019 and has ended the last two campaigns as the club’s leading scorer with 15 and 16 goals respectively.
He as well inspired the Swans to two Championship playoff places, losing on both occasions to Brentford, with the first defeat coming in the semifinal and the second in the final.
Ayew has made 91 appearances for the Black Stars, scoring 19 goals.