Nottingham Forest have reportedly won the race to sign alleged West Ham United target Andre Ayew on a free transfer.

That’s according to well-renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano who claims that Ayew, 33, has agreed terms on a six-month deal to join Nottingham Forest.

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Hammers boss David Moyes was heavily linked with a move to sign the 113-capped Ghana international after his release from Qatari side Al Sadd.

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At the time, there seemed to be real legs in the rumours, but I feel like there would have been a mutiny at the London Stadium, had Moyes brought Ayew back to the London Stadium.

And it seems as though one of the most prolific players in the last two transfer windows have saved us from signing Ayew…

Nottingham Forest win Andre Ayew race

The 33-year-old forward is set to return to the Premier League.

Fabrizio Romano took to Twitter this afternoon to share an update on where the Ghanaian will be playing for the second half of the season:

I’m pleased that West Ham didn’t sign Andre Ayew.

The Ghana international joined the Hammers in the summer of 2016 from Swansea City for £20.5 million (BBC).

Injuries wreaked havoc with his West Ham career, however, and he was swiftly shipped back to the Swans in January 2018 for around £20 million (BBC).

Signing Ayew would hardly have fit in with David Moyes’s supposed plan to implement a ‘Red Bull model’ at the London Stadium would it?

Nottingham Forest win Andre Ayew race
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The Ghanaian wasn’t good enough for West Ham when he joined the club six-and-a-half years ago. So why on earth would he be good enough now?

Now I’ve said all of that, he will undoubtedly go on to be a big hit with Nottingham Forest!

The main thing though is that Moyes didn’t panic on deadline day. If the right striker wasn’t available, there would have been no point in settling for an ageing mercenary who is well past his best.

Let’s hope that Danny Ings and Gianluca Scamacca return to full fitness as soon as possible.

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