There are a number of players who have had difficult starts to the season at the London Stadium.
While his stats may suggest otherwise, one of those is former Swansea City star Andre Ayew. The Ghanian has six goals and three assists this season – which, in his defence, is fair reading and makes him the Hammers’ joint top scorer alongside Marko Arnautovic – yet only three of his strikes have come in the Premier League.
The former Marseille star’s performances too have been lacklustre. Lacking a cutting edge in front of goal that he showed last season so well towards the end of the campaign; and failing, for the most part, to effectively bring his team-mates into play. David Moyes prefers Marko Arnautovic and Arthur Masuaku on the wings, and so do the fans.
The Hammers will be looking to bring in some fresh talent before the end of the month, and they should not have to search too far – infact, Andre’s brother Jordan, could be the answer to their problems.
With Andy Carroll, Diafra Sahko and Javier Hernandez all rumoured to be leaving the London Stadium this month, a new striker is needed, and Swansea’s Ayew fits the bill perfectly.
The stand-out player in what has been a poor Swansea side this season, Jordan has scored six goals this season too like his brother, but given that at the start of the season he was not the club’s first choice striker, and that the midfield behind him and provided him with few chances to capitalise on, it is not a terrible return.
What’s most impressive however is his touch, and ability to work space in tight areas in-and-around the box. The Ghana international, given the right service, could turn into a lethal top flight striker.
Likely to be available on a bargain too, the Hammers should take a gamble on the Swans star – and hope that not only will a move for the younger of the Ayew brothers pay off, but that it can also help turn around the fortunes of his older sibling too.