Jordan and Andre Ayew’s father speaks out on rumours of a return to Marseille for the Swansea City and West Ham stars

The father of Jordan and Andre Ayew has dismissed talk of his sons moving back to their old club Marseille.

Abedi Ayew Pele, himself a former player for the French club, has stressed they do not covet the brothers and have no interest in bringing them back to Ligue 1.

Former Swan Andre has been linked with a move away from West Ham, whom he joined from the Liberty side last summer for £20.5million.

According to reports in France, Andre had been “scratching at the door” of Marseille following his injury-hit season with the Hammers.

However, Ayew Senior, who was recently at Marseille for a youth tournament with his side Nania FC, said reports of his sons leaving their respective clubs were just speculation.

“Well, I think that it’s just rumours,” he said .

“I have just come from Marseille and nothing like that has been raised.”Ayew Senior added, however, that things could change.

“You know in football things happen so fast and we are still looking forward to the few weeks and days ahead of us.”

Jordan moved to Swansea from Aston Villa in the January transfer window, and after a slow start to life in SA1 began to make an impact during the business end of the season.

His hard running and work-rate was warmly welcomed by the Liberty crowd and he scored his first goal for the club in the 2-1 win over West Brom on the last day of the season.

There have been no suggestions that Jordan is looking for a move away from South Wales this summer; indeed if anything the former Villa man seems more than happy in his new surroundings.

“The best is yet to come from me. This season was really difficult for me, at Aston Villa it was difficult,” he said following the win over the Baggies.

“Next season I’m going to be at Swansea so I’m going to have a good preparation, rest well and come back fresh and hopefully I’ll have a wonderful season.

“I hope people are happy with the club’s survival and hopefully next season we will not have this situation, we want to keep this momentum going into next season.

“We need to build on this because if we’d done like we have since January over the whole season.

“The team spirit has been magnificent but it’s important to keep Gylfi (Sigurdsson) and (Fernando) Llorente, they are great players. They are part of our survival season, scoring goals and making assists.

“I had confidence in the style of play and in the coach so I came and did my maximum best.”

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