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Rumor Mongering: Liverpool FC Interested in Jordan Ayew

Reports from Ghana link Liverpool to Swansea’s Jordan Ayew.

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Considering the words straight from Jurgen Klopp’s mouth closing the door on future in-comings this summer, most people would accept that essentially as gospel. Even if, as is the case with this particular writer, it is a bit disappointing to hear without realizing that dream move for Nabil Fekir. The longing for one more game-changing playmaker will remain, it appears, unrequited.

However, logic and statements from authoritative figures like the club’s own manager have never deterred the world’s best and most adventurous rumor mongers. And so it is with that signature gusto that they have delivered, within the same breath of Klopp’s own pronouncements, a rebuttal in the form of a rumor that Liverpool would be in for Ghanian international Jordan Ayew.

Reports out of Ghana have Swansea AFC looking to offload the forward and his brother ahead of their season back in the Championship following relegation. The reports note that the club hopes to make a combined £12 million from the transfers. The suitors mentioned after Jordan are Liverpool FC and Celtic, with Newcastle and Besiktas rumored to be interested in Andre.

Jordan’s production for a poor Swans squad isn’t bad: 11 goals across all competitions. In the league, Jordan notched 7 goals, which is good for 25% of Swansea’s total output for the season. Clearly, Jordan was a bright spot in a team for whom not much went right last year.

Still, it would remain a big shock if, among the remaining needs in a rather complete Liverpool side, the Michael Edwards brain trust found that adding what would essentially be another bench option was prioritized. Especially given that Klopp’s own pronouncements indicate that there’s more likely to be some outgoings in the form of loans and sales before the start of the season to pare down the roster.

All told, you can color this as a highly unlikely possibility for a Liverpool side whose transfer dealings all look to be sewn up. Bring on the season so that we can finally close the door to all non-Nabil Fekir related transfer rumors.

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