Huw happy with deals for duo

1st February

Chairman Huw Jenkins believes the Swans are ready for the Premier League run-in after the capture of Andre Ayew and Andy King on transfer deadline day.

Ayew made his return to the Liberty Stadium in a club-record deal from West Ham while Leicester City midfielder King has joined on loan for the remainder of the season.

The duo were the club’s two arrivals during the January window, with Ayew linking up with his younger brother Jordan, who has scored five goals in his last 10 appearances.

Andre scored 12 goals in 34 league appearances during his sole season in SA1 before heading to West Ham in 2016.

King, meanwhile, won the Premier League with Leicester City in 2016 and helped Wales reach the semi-final of the European Championships that same year.

“Andre is a player we know very well and the manager is delighted to welcome him into the squad,” said Huw.

“Aside from his experience and the fact he has been here before, his ability to play in different positions is a big help to Carlos.

“He will provide the options needed in certain games.

“With the way Jordan is playing, it will be interesting to see how his bond with his brother can develop in the remaining 13 league games.

“His character and personality is something every club needs, and he will help us a lot.

He added: “Andy is well known to everyone in football. He has been a good servant to Leicester and he will add quality and experience to our squad.

“The aim is for Andy to come here and compete for a starting role and push us forward.”