Olympique de Marseille winger Andre Ayew is likely to leave the Stade Veledrome this summer after having made it clear that he wants to leave Ligue 1 when his contract was up.
When the 25-year-old learned that Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool were interested in signing him he refused to sign a new contract with the French club knowing that he would be on his way to one of the Premierships top clubs.
When speaking about the Ghanaian international leaving in the next transfer window club president Vincent Labrune said: “We can’t keep Ayew.” “He is a very important player for OM but we can’t offer him the kind of money that English clubs can offer.
“The French financial system is complicated and we can’t offering him an equivalent salary to what he can earn in England.
“And equally, we can’t ask Ayew, who we love and is an icon for our team, to accept a lower salary.
“That makes no sense so unfortunately he is going to quit the club and we hope he has a great career that he deserves in England or somewhere else.”