Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin wants Andre Ayew to stay at the Welsh club next season and believes the 26-year-old can thrive as a centre-forward despite the player preferring a midfield role.

Ghana international Ayew joined Swansea from Marseille and scored 12 Premier League goals in his first season, helping the club finish 12th in the table.

France-born Ayew has been linked with possible moves to top-tier sides Sunderland or West Ham United.

'I hope he stays. I don't know, but we have discovered other good characteristics with him,' Guidolin said.

'He says he is not a striker and he is a midfielder but in my opinion, he is a striker. He is also a good false nine.

'He is a big player, but his attitude is good. He is an important player, but he is quiet, a good guy.'

Source: GHANAsoccernet

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