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Xavi influenced my decision to join Al Sadd – Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew said he knew Al Sadd was ‘the right place’ for him to continue his career speaking with the club’s manager Xavi Hernandez.

The Ghana captain in a recent interview credited the Barcelona and Spain legend for the important role he played in his lucrative transfer to the club.

Ayew signed a two-year contract with Al Sadd last month, 22 days after he officially became a free agent as his Swansea City contract expired.

“As soon as I was informed that Al-Sadd was interested, I thought straight away that it was a very good idea for me. For me, it’s the best club in the Gulf; I watched their style of play and it’s the best club here,” Ayew told his new club’s official website.

“It’s also a club with which I have a personal history due to my father. I followed the club when I was young because my father always followed the club’s results. It wasn’t a surprise for me, I was very happy and proud, but I had to take some time to make the decision, because I had a few offers from the Gulf and from Europe, so I had to take time to make the right decision.”

“But as soon as I spoke to the coach Xavi, I knew this was the right place for me for my future. Then I took the decision to come and everything happened fast.”

Ayew is presently in Barcelona with his new teammates preparing for the new season which is expected to start in September.

Credit: Ghanasoccernet.com

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