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Ghana star Andre Ayew believes staying at Swansea City was a good decision even though there were offers from the Premier League.

Ayew returned to Swansea before the start of last season after struggling on loan in Turkey with Fernabache. He found his form, scoring 15 league goals as Swansea reached the Championship play-off.

The 31-year-old had offers to leave last summer but he decided to stay and help Swansea secure Premier League promotion.  

“Some people will say maybe my career has dwindled because I’m playing in the championship and let me say there were offers to go and play in the Premier and I could have jumped at the first offer that came in, but no,” he told BBC Sport Africa.

“Sometimes it’s not every offer that comes that you have to take, you first look at your happiness and then consult your family and the team and see what is best before making a decision.

“I really don’t think I have lost anything, look at my numbers both here and at the national team, they are getting better and I’m happy for the journey I took.”

On Monday, Ayew scored the winner as Swansea beat Barnsley in the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-final.

“I don’t know how this season will end but my experience has guided a lot of these young players here, they have learnt a thing or two from me and off-course I have also picked up some things from them too,” he explained.

“I have played at the world cup and in the Champions league I think it’s important that I share some of my experiences with the ones also starting their journey.

“We have made the play-offs twice already and if we go up what would you say? And even if we don’t go up, I will know that I gave it my all and just didn’t make the jump when things got tough.”

Ayew has scored 17 goals this season.


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