Sports News of Wed, 8 Aug 201811
Swansea coach slams Jordan Ayew for refusing to train
Graham Potter has hit out at striker Jordan Ayew after revealing the striker has refused to train with the Swansea City first team amidst speculation over his future.
The Ghanaian, Swansea’s top scorer last season, has attracted interest from Fulham and Crystal Palace this summer but no deal has yet been agreed.
But Potter, 43, has been left distinctly unimpressed by the attitude of the former Aston Villa man and he was not involved in Tuesday’s open training session at the Liberty Stadium.
Ayew was at the ground to the surprise of club staff, but new Swans boss Potter made clear the 26-year-old does not have a future in South Wales, whatever the outcome over the final days of the transfer window.
“I do not have any more information (on a move for Jordan), I have been here training and I have no further news on Jordan,” said Potter.
“He just has not been here, so that tells you that he is not part of what we are trying to do by his own actions.
“It’s really whether we can get a good enough deal for the club otherwise it’s going to be an interesting time for him.
“We know the situation and we are trying to find a solution.”
Potter is still hoping to make permanent additions to his squad prior to Thursday’s deadline with a deal broadly in place to sign Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods.
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