As announced by the club yesterday evening, Premier League side Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Ghana captain André Ayew on a six-month deal. Courted by several English clubs, Forest beat Everton to Ayew’s signature according to Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato. The 33-year-old last played for Qatari side Al Sadd, with whom he terminated his contract at the end of January.
He began his senior career at Olympique de Marseille, where he made 160 appearances in the top flight of French football between 2007 and 2015. During this period, in which he was also sent out on loan to FC Lorient, he accrued a total of 44 goals and 18 assists.
Since his departure from France and before his arrival in Qatar, he spent spells in Wales, England, and Turkey. Notably, he played in the Premier League for both Swansea City and West Ham United. His last spell in Britain was with Swansea in the Championship, where he accrued 31 goals and 11 assists across 87 appearances in England’s second division.
He joins an improved Nottingham Forest side that currently sit 13th in the Premier League after 20 games. Recently knocked out by Manchester United in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup, and in the wake of Taiwo Awoniyi’s injury, Forest seek a different type of attacking threat to bolster their forward line during the second half of the season.
GFFN | Brendan Cox