Dede Ayew snubs Europe to sign for Qatari club

Black Star Skipper Andre Dede Ayew has extended his football adventure into Asia, with reports suggesting he is going to sign for  Qatari side Al Sadd.

It comes just a month after ending his service for English Championship side Swansea City, amid many other interest from Europe.

He is set to complete a deal of an undisclosed amount.

The former Marseille star will arrive in the Qatari capital of Doha on Thursday to undergo a medical before sealing what could be a massive pay deal for the utility player.

The entire financial package will be loaded into his salary as the giants will not spend any amount in signing the player who moves as a free agent after leaving his Welsh club Swansea two months ago.

Ayew is expected to arrive in Doha on Thursday morning to undergo his medical examination and complete all other details before signing the contract.

It will be a remarkable turn of events for the Ghanaian, who is been pursued by many European club.

The 31-year-old left English Championship side Swansea City FC after aiding them to the Championship play-off final where they lost 2-0 to Brentford FC.

Ayew finished the 2020/2021 season as top scorer of the club having scored 17 goals in 46 appearances for the Swans.

The Black Stars skipper in the 2019/2020 campaign was also the top scorer and best player of Swansea after netting 16 goals in 46 appearances.

Ayew will be working with Spain and FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez who is the current head coach of Al Sadd.

The former Olympique Marseille and West Ham United player has 91 caps for Ghana and has netted 19 goals across that period.

Ayew originally joined Swansea on a free transfer from Marseille in 2015 and, after one impressive top-flight season in which he scored 12 goals in 35 appearances, joined West Ham for £20.5m.

He returned 18 months later in what remains a club-record deal but could not save Swansea 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 boss Steve Cooper’s leading scorer.