McAvennie not sure Celtic can afford Ayew

McAvennie not sure Celtic can afford Ayew
André Ayew of Swansea City. Photo by Chris Cooper/Action Plus/Shutterstock

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021. 14:00

Ghana captain Andre Ayew could be too expensive for Scottish giants Celtic FC according to the club’s legend Frank McAvennie.

The midfielder-cum-striker has been linked with the Bhoys after leaving the English Championship side Swansea City at the end of the 2020/21 season.

Fenerbahce are also reportedly interested in Ayew, who played for the Turkish giants on loan from Swansea during the 2018/19 campaign.

However, McAvennie, who helped Celtic win the Scottish Premier Division and Scottish Cup in 1988, expressed his concern over the 31-year-old player’s financial demands which might affect the deal.

“He didn’t do too well at West Ham,” McAvennie told Football Insider.

“He’s done better at Swansea when he plays upfront as part of a two. He did alright in the playoffs. He scored a great goal in the first leg. He’s getting on a bit though. Is he going to come in on those wages?

“I’m not sure Celtic will sanction that if he’s demanding a high wage. “It’s a name, he’s going to be free. I’m not really for or against it. If he comes, great. If he doesn’t, fine. We’ll get someone else.”

It has been speculated that Ayew was getting a £80,000 weekly wage from Swansea last year which made him one of the highest-paid players in the English Championship.

The France-born player, has played for Swansea and West Ham United in the English Premier League, has been a full international for Ghana since 2008 and has earned over 90 caps.

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