Andre Ayew becomes Nottingham Forest’s 30th signing this season


Nottingham Forest have signed Ghanaian International and the Captain of the Black Stars, Andre Dede Ayew.

The thirty-three-year-old free agent, Andre Dede Ayew is the club’s 30th signing of the season.

Nottingham Forest unveiling Andre Ayew

It may come as a shock to many on the number of players the tricky trees from Nottingham have signed to their fold.

But Evengelos Marinakis seems to be ready to splash the cash to achieve their goal of avoiding relegation.

Steve Cooper has all at his disposal and he was further given the backing of the club’s hierarchy as his contract was extended until 2025.

Andre Dede Ayew joins Nottingham Forest until the end of the 2022/2023 Premier League season and the Ghanaian has been added to the team list of twenty-five (25) players.

Andre Ayew in a Nottingham Forest jersey

The 25 players are expected to execute the remainder of the league season for the tricky trees.

Andre Ayew previously under the tutulage of Steve Cooper

Andre Dede Ayew, previously under Steve Cooper, scored an impressive thirty-five (35) goals in eighty-four appearances for Swansea City.

The current captain of the Ghanaian national team, Andre Dede Ayew also attracted interest from the toffes Everton but was snapped up by Nottingham Forest.

Andre Dede Ayew couldn’t get a club after he left Qatari club Al Sadd but his fire looks to be ignited as he joins his former boss Steve Cooper.

Andrew Ayew in action for Al Sadd
Andrew Ayew in the colours of Al Sadd

Andre Ayew speaking after signing the dotted line to join Nottingham Forest said “It’s a great feeling to sign for Nottingham Forest,”

Andre Ayew further added: “I know how big the club is and I know how much the club means to the city and the fanbase. It’s always been difficult whenever I’ve played against Forest and at The City Ground and I love the stadium.

“Steve Cooper is someone who knows me very well and knows how to work with me both on and off the pitch.

“We have a strong relationship, he’s a special coach and a special human being and someone who I really look up to.”

Lastly, the Captain of the Black Stars said, “I know what I can bring to the team, I’m ready to give my all and make sure that we are able to stay in the Premier League.”

Andre Ayew joined Al Sadd two years ago in the summer transfer window and scored a whooping fifteen goals (15) goals in twenty-one (21) league appearances.

The Qatar Club Al Sadd were crowned winners of the Qatar Stars League last campaign and Ayew’s input was important to that course.

He left the side having scored twenty-two goals in thirty nine (39) different games.

The current captain of Ghana led the side to the FIFA World Cup and although they crashed out sadly in the group stage.

Andre Ayew in the colours of Ghana

Andre Ayew became the first Ghanaian footballer to play at Ghana’s last three FIFA World Cup outing.

On Evangelos Marinakis spending spree this season, these are the signings made by Nottingham Forest over the 2022/2023 summer and winter transfer window.

30 of Nottingham Forest signings this campaign

Permanent signings

Taiwo Awoniyi from Union Berlin.

Giulian Biancone from Troyes.

Moussa Niakhate from Mainz.

Omar Richard’s from Bayern Munich.

Neco Williams from Liverpool.

Wayne Hennessey from Burnley.

Brandon Aguilera from Alajuelense.

Harry Toffolo from Huddersfield.

Lewis Obrien from Huddersfield.

Jesse Lingard from Manchester United.

Orel Mangala from Stuttgart.

Emmanuel Dennis from Watford.

Cheikhou Kouyate from Crystal Palace.

Remo Freuler from Atalanta.

Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves.

Hwang Ui-Jo from Bordeuax.

Willy Boly from Wolves.

Josh Bowler from Blackpool.

Serge Aurier from Villarreal.

Adnan Kanuric from Sarajevo.

Gustavo Scarpa from Palmeiras.

Danilo from Palmeiras.

Felipe from Atletico Madrid.

Jonjo Shelvey from Newcastle.

Andre Ayew came in on a free, Unattached.

Loan deals

Dean Henderson from Manchester United.

Renan Lodi from Atletico Madrid.

Loic Bade from Rennes.

Chris Wood from Newcastle.
Keylor Navas from Paris Saint-Germain.


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