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My father was against my move to West Ham United - Andre Ayew reveals

Ghana attacker Andre Ayew has disclosed how his father, Abedi Pele, warned him against leaving Swansea City for West Ham United.

Ayew rejoined the Swans after sealing a club-record £18 million move from West Ham on deadline day, returning less than 18 months after leaving to join the Hammers.

It means the 28-year-old will play alongside his little brother Jordan again, having done so for Olympique Marseille and the Ghana national team.

And Ayew has revealed how his father, Abedi Pele frowned on his decision to leave the Welsh-based side for West Ham United, and says he played a big role in his choice to join brother Jordan at the Liberty Stadium.

“My father is happy, he was not for me leaving Swansea to be fair,” said Andre.

“He told me he did not want me to go, he felt I was not done here but things happen and decisions are made."

“But when I had the chance to come back his advice was to come back to Swansea and not go anywhere else."

“I thought about it, I have more experience now so I made sure I considered everything."

Meanwhile, Ayew who had been struggling with a hamstring injury in his last couple of weeks at West Ham, returned to full training at the start of this week and raring to make his second debut for the side when they host Burnley at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Source: Ghana Soccernet

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