Nottingham Forest make free agent André Ayew their 30th signing of season

  • Former Swansea and West Ham forward left club in Qatar
  • Ayew says Steve Cooper is ‘special coach and special human’

Nottingham Forest have brought in the free agent André Ayew, making him their 30th signing since promotion to the Premier League last May.

The 33-year-old Ghana forward was without a club after leaving the Qatari team Al Sadd and has a deal until the end of the season. He follows the deadline-day signings Felipe, Jonjo Shelvey and Keylor Navas to Forest.

Steve Cooper worked at Swansea with Ayew, whose arrival will help cover injuries in the final third to Taiwo Awoniyi, Morgan Gibbs-White and Jesse Lingard.

“We have a strong relationship, he’s a special coach and a special human being and someone who I really look up to,” Ayew said. “I know what I can bring to the team, I’m ready to give my all and make sure that we are able to stay in the Premier League.”

Ayew, whose career began at Marseille, had two spells with Swansea, either side of a two-year stay at West Ham.


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