Manchester United to battle Liverpool for Andre Ayew

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Manchester United are ready to go head-to-head with Liverpool for the signing of Marseille winger Andre Ayew. The 24-year-old recently impressed at the World Cup finals in Brazil, even though his Ghana side finished bottom of their group.

The Daily Star claim that Marseille may opt to cash-in on Ayew this summer as the Ghanian’s contract expires in 12 months time. But United and Liverpool face stiff competition for the player’s signature - not only from each other, but also from a host of top European clubs.

Manchester United overhauling squad

Manchester United completed the big-money signings of Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera and Southampton left-back Luke Shaw earlier this week, but Louis van Gaal is expected to complete a few more deals ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.

United are reasonably well-stocked in the attacking left-wing position, with the likes of Adnan Januzaj, Ashley Young, Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Juan Mata and Danny Welbeck all capable of playing in that position. But it’s no secret that Van Gaal is a big fan of exciting and effective wide-men.

Ayew would bring pace, tricky and a goal threat to a side severely lacking in attacking dynamism last season. He also possesses Champions League experience, which would also come in handy for Liverpool.

Liverpool target Andre Ayew
Andre Ayew comments spark United & Liverpool hunt
Liverpool could join the race to sign Andre Ayew this summer

Liverpool hunting for proven talent

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is on the lookout for players with Champions League experience - and Ayew fits the bill. Also, with Luis Suarez suspended until November, Ayew could be the perfect acquisition to provide assists and goals in the Uruguayan star’s absence.

However, with Adam Lallana set to sign the Reds in a £25 million deal from Southampton, there is a danger that Ayew would find himself reduced to a peripheral role at Anfield.

Which could do you think Ayew should join - and is he good enough for the Premier League? Watch this video and give us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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