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Why lend Andre Ayew is a step in the right direction for Swansea City

Ghana striker Andre Ayew is on the Fenerbahce is ready to sign a long-term contract with the Turkish giant Fenerbahce during the summer transfer season.

Fenerbahce has the option of signing a permanent contract with the 28 year old Ghanaian international after the loan.

Ayew, 28, returned to Swansea in January, having left for West Ham in the summer of 2016. But he failed to score in 12 appearances after joining for his second pass to the Welsh club.

Considered to be one of Swansea's highest Ayew's departure was inevitable after the club's relegation to the Premier League this season, but could Swansea's new boss, Graham Potter, have done so better keeping Ayew at the club?

Swansea was open to selling Ayew for the right price since they dropped to the championship. Graham Potter is looking to reduce the club's payroll following relegation and raise funds for his own transfer plans before the transfer window closes next month. And that might be why he allowed Ayew to leave for Fenerbahce.

Ayew was overflowing with confidence when he arrived in the Premier League side of Marseille in 2015. A great season with Swansea saw the Ghanaian be picked West Ham in 2016. Injured, constant manager changes and instability in West Ham meant that Ayew did not realize his potential in two seasons and returned to Swansea in January 2018.

There was an initial promise to Swansea when he found Brother Jordan but regardless of that, he failed to produce enough goods for the club to help them stay in the Premier League. The Swans fell under the thumb of Carlos Carvalhal and Ayew collected two mentions in 12 games.

After Swansea's relegation, it was very difficult to think of Ayew remaining at the club. Although the Ghana International is a great option in the team because of its versatility and pace, it can hardly be considered a leading player. Above all, the 28 - year - old striker lacks consistency to produce the goods and Potter will need reliable performers who can deliver week after week in the very demanding Championship.

Needless to say, the Swans must unload big supporters and reshape their team while they embrace championship football for at least a season. And unloading an experienced, versatile but inconsistent Ayew is the measure taken in the right direction by the South Wales club.