Superstar: Andre will be a hit in England – Ex-Newcastle star

Former Newcastle left-back Olivier Bernard says Andre Ayew will be an instant hit at the St.James Park.

The Magpies have reportedly made an approach to Marseille over the Ghana international.

The 25-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season, but has been linked with a number of sides following his performances at the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year.

And Bernard believes Ayew would inject some more quality to the front line and would add experience and leadership to the Newcastle side.

Bernard opined: “After Fabricio Coloccini was sent off at Everton, Newcastle looked lost. There’s not many players with the authority and influence to stand up and be counted at Newcastle, so they need them in the summer.”

“Ayew is one of those kind of players. He could walk into the club and take the armband with no worries whatsoever. He is a powerful player and I’m delighted that Newcastle are looking at it him as a potential summer signing – bringing him in would be the right sort of move.”

“I do think Ayew would be an instant hit in England. He can score goals, he’s powerful and he also has the kind of physicality that would mean it wouldn’t take him too long to adapt. He’s one of the better players in France and if he’s available, Newcastle should really work hard to try and bring him in,” he added.

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