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Report: Newcastle set sights on available forward who scored 16 league goals last season

Newcastle United are being linked with Andre Ayew, who’s available on a free transfer this summer following his imminent exit from Swansea City.

It’s been announced the 31-year-old is leaving Championship club Swansea at the end of the month. He has not signed a new deal at the Liberty Stadium and his contract has run down.

According to GHANASoccrenet.com, Newcastle are looking at Ayew as a target.

It is understood the Magpies hope to strike a deal for the Ghana international in their attempt to sign a new forward.

He scored 16 league goals last season in the Championship for Swansea, where he lead the line so well with his pace and intelligent movement. 

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However, he does have Premier League experience, too. The left-footer has 21 goals in 98 Premier League appearances during his career.

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Ayew would be a shrewd Newcastle addition

Ayew looks a great target for Steve Bruce’s Newcastle.

Firstly, the experienced striker would provide genuine cover and competition for Callum Wilson at St James’ Park. Secondly, he’s got the know-how to make an instant impact if he is back in the top flight next season. Finally, the fact he’s on a free transfer seems a no-brainer. 

It’s unclear on what wages he would demand, but Newcastle should step up interest by making contact for him.

The Toon can enjoy a strong 2021/22 season if they fill their squad out. 

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