The transfer of the 31-year-old to Qatar is described as a positive step for the Black Stars
Former Ghana international Sola Ayew believes the move from Andre Ayew to Qatari side Al Sadd could be a good sign for the pursuit of international titles.
On Thursday, Andre signed an agreement which keeps him in Doha for the next two years, with the option to extend for another year.
The transfer takes place three months before Ghana start their World Cup qualifiers in 2022 and their quest for the Africa Cup of Nations gold in January.
“It [Al Sadd move] may be that the Qatar move will be the luck the country needs to ensure we win a title in the years to come and I believe something good will come out of it, ‘said Sola, Andre’s cousin. Ashh FM.
According to medical speculation, the Ghanaian captain will receive a monthly salary of $ 220,000 (€ 186,514.39) on Thursday.
This will rank him among the best African football earners in the world.
“It is the dream of every footballer who believes that it has achieved everything in the game to secure the money, and that is also the case of Andre,” remarked Sola, who also once played in Qatar.
‘This is not the first time the family has seen someone move to Qatar, as Abedi Pele and I once played there before moving to Europe. This is not something new in our family. ”
Andre’s transfer has been criticized by a section of fans who believes that the transfer was made possible due to the windfall, and cites the previous criticism of Abedi Pele, Andre’s father, as a reference.
The attacker was allegedly put forward by the English team Crystal Palace and a few other teams in Turkey before settling in the Qatari club.
There are also concerns that the poor quality of the Qatari league could affect the shape of the 31-year-old ahead of the upcoming major international assignments.
“Sometimes situations make us make certain decisions, so we all support him to play in the country. It’s not about his form, but about enjoying football in Qatar,” Sola explained.
Last season, Andre scored 17 times in 46 league games for Swansea in the run-up to the Championship final, where they lost to Brentford and missed out on the Premier League promotion.