Ayew braced for Swans utility role

Soccer News of Friday, 17 July 2015

Source: supersport.com

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Midfielder Andre Ayew says he wants to be useful in any role he will be asked to play at new club Swansea City.

The free agent recruit from French giants Marseille has been speaking about how he is settling in well at the club and their preparations towards the start of the English Premier League next month.

“Everything has gone on well with me so far. The guys have helped me get into the group and I thank them all for the warm welcome. People like Bafe (Gomis), the captain (Ashley Williams, Nathan (Dyer) and Jonjo (Shelvey) have been very nice to me. I thank them for their support and I hope things will remain as positive as they are.

“I have also appreciated pre-season training because it is an important way of getting to know the players here. I knew a lot of them from watching the team in the past but now, I must get to know them personally and how the team plays,” Ayew said to Swansea’s website from their Germany camping base.

About his favourite role, the Ghana international thinks manager Garry Monk is best to decide but stated that he is willing to make his skills available for the good of the team in whatever position he will be fixed.

“Concerning where I will be used, I believe that is for the manager to answer. I am someone who loves to play football and I like to enjoy the game. I always want to be on the field and play as much as possible.

“What is important for me is to be on the field and help the team. So, wherever the coach will need me, I will be willing to help us get results,” the 25-year-old added.

Swansea are guests to champions, Chelsea, on the opening day of the 2015/16 English Premier League on August 8.