Just nine games into the new Premier League season and one man is already making a name for himself - Swansea’s in-form forward Andre Ayew.
Such is the blistering start that Ayew has made to the new season, the Frenchman already has a variety of potential suitors vying for his signature, with Liverpool reportedly interested.
However, Swan’s manager Garry Monk has been swift to dismiss rumours linking the player with the Merseyside outfit in a bid to fend off any interest for his summer signing.
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After departing Marseille in the summer, Ayew brought an end to an eight-year tenure at the club, the striker swapping the south of France for the south of Wales.
The transfer saw Ayew put pen to paper on a four-year contract in a free move that has since proven one of the greatest Premier League bargains.
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Since making the switch on June 10, the 25-year-old forward has made a superb start to life in England and already has a Player of the Month award to his name.
Despite a height of just 5 ft. 9 in. the Ghanaian has found the net with his head on three occasions this term. A superb piece of footwork and finish past Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge is his only other goal in a Swansea jersey.
However, with great success comes the prospect of further glory and subsequent interest from the league’s juggernauts, such as Liverpool. In a week that has seen Jurgen Klopp take the reins at Anfield, could Ayew be a target for the German in January?
With an injury crisis wreaking havoc at Anfield, an extra forward wouldn’t go amiss and reports are surfacing that Ayew is, in fact, a life-long Liverpool supporter.
In an interview ahead of Swansea’s Monday night clash with Stoke, though, Garry Monk was quick to reject these rumours as pure speculation.
According to Wales Online, the Swansea manager said: “The speculation starts earlier and earlier every year, but I don’t think about it."
“There is no point in me focusing on things like that, things are not reality. The things I need to concentrate on are the things in front of me that are reality.
“Until anyone comes to me and says anything concrete it is not worth thinking about.
“It is not my concern if he is a Liverpool fan or not. I could say there are 1,000 players I admire in the game, but is there any point in that?”
Whether or not the Merseyside outfit's interest manifests into a bid come January is yet to be seen, but there is little doubt Ayew’s heroic exploits are certainly causing a buzz and could spell an early exit.