Andre Ayew can help Swansea City succeed next season

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First and foremost, I must say how incredible Swansea City have been this season. There is one man to thank for that, and that is Garry Monk, who has completely transformed the Welsh side since taking over in February of 2014.

Now, Swans fans have something else to thank their manager for after finishing on their highest ever top flight points tally; the signing of international phenomenon and underrated starlet, Andre Ayew from Marseille.

Premier League clubs have experienced great difficulty in luring the Ghanaian to their teams in previous transfer windows, however, Garry Monk has pulled the wool over the eyes of the media, surprising everyone with the announcement of Ayew's arrival on Wednesday evening at tea time.

25-year-old Ayew breaks his family's 28-year association with Ligue 1 side, Marseille, after previous relatives, Jordan Ayew and Abedi Pele once played at the Stade Velodrome.

What does this mean for Swansea?

Andre Ayew is no player in the shadows. He's well known to Arsenal in the Premier League after going head-to-head with the Gunners in the Champions League some years back on the calendar.

Also, of course, the 25-year-old starred for Ghana at last year's World Cup in Brazil, scoring twice against the United States and eventual champions, Germany.

So, it would appear that Andre Ayew has plenty of experience of playing at a high level and that could prove to be crucial for Garry Monk next season if his side are to furthermore progress and stake a claim for the Europa League spot, a realistic target that many of the football pundits are beginning to speculate.

And if the Swans should make the Europa League, he has all that is required to play at such level, having so much experience with Marseille at both the Champions and Europa League.

Ayew can be new "Bony"

When Andre Ayew and Wilfried Bony are mentioned in the same sentence, it's hard to put many similarities between the two. They both completely differ in size, skill level and playing style. However, if you're a forward in the Premier League, you can play however you like, as long as you provide the goods.

Now before all of my well-populated haters begin to scroll to the comments to inform me that Ayew isn't a striker, just stop right there and let me have my say.

Garry Monk is fully booked with all of the wingers he could need in Jefferson Montero, Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer.

After Bony's departure, Swansea are still awaiting his full-time replacement. Winter loanee Nelson Oliveira turned out to be a waste of space, so it's time to try something new. Could Andre Ayew be the missing piece to the success jigsaw at Swansea?

With Bafetimbi Gomis looking as though he has settled in at the Liberty Stadium and Michu returning from his year long loan spell with Napoli in high spirits, could this be the new Premier League strike force to watch out for?

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