Liverpool Transfers: Ligue 1 Winger Drops Anfield Interest And Jonjo Shelvey’s Goodbye

The latest transfer speculation breezing around the Merseyside is that the Reds are in talks with the Ghanaian international Andre Ayew. The player is currently plying his trade at the French Ligue 1 side Marseille.

The 23-year old striker didn’t have an intention to leave the Stade Velodrome even few days back. But the interests from the Reds and the Italian giant AC Milan have changed the scenario drastically. Ayew started his career with Marseille in 2007. But he spent few seasons on a loan move in various clubs only to return as a regular to the French side. Since 2010, the Ghanaian appeared 135 times for the Marseille securing 49 goals and 18 assists.

The Reds seem to be the favourites to attract the player as Ayew has confessed his fondness to play for his childhood dream club.

Ayew said,

“It’s a league (Premier League) every player dreams about,”

“I speak English, and the English league is the one most followed here in Ghana. It’s true that I have a real preference for England.

“I have a little preference for the Reds. I’ve always followed them ever since I was little, Liverpool, and Real Madrid.”

Watch Andre Ayew’s skills and goals in the below video,

Whereas Ayew has shown his fondness for the Merseyside club, Jonjo Shelvey had seen his dreams shattered with the club. He had expected to become a regular with the Reds, but Rodgers had planned something else for him. As a result, the opportunity to show his skills regularly for Swansea had acted as a catalyst and the England under-21 international has made a move to Michael Laudrup’s team.

He said,

“I have enjoyed every minute of being here so far, and my family is loving it as well,”

“It is a big, big thing to leave, to come away from one of the biggest clubs in football, but I felt that I needed to come and play. “

“I didn’t want to sit behind people. I felt that I wasn’t getting a fair crack of the whip at Liverpool but that’s football. I can’t fault any of the players there because they were first class. “I felt my days had come to an end, I needed to get away whether it was on loan or permanent, but I needed to leave and try to get some football.”

“If I play the majority of the games I feel my performances will start to get better. The hardest thing for a young professional footballer is consistency and that is what I have to try and find and take myself to that next level.”

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