Dede speaks on Swansea return, ambitions and memories

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The attacker sheds light on rejoining the Jack Army after a spell at West Ham

New Swansea City acquisition Andre Ayew has set his sights on helping the club win their relegation fight after completing a move to Liberty Stadium on Wednesday.

The Ghana international signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Jack Army in a club record deal reportedly worth £18 million.

He returns to the club, who are currently caught up in a relegation fight, two years after leaving for West Ham in 2016.

“I am very happy to be back,” Ayew told Swans TV.

“Things have changed at the club, but the faces are still the same and I am happy to see everyone. Now I need to do the job.

“What’s important is that we keep the club up.

“The club have shown a lot of trust in me and a lot of determination to bring me in.

“Now I need to give back to them on the field. My goal and my challenge is to do everything possible to help the club stay up – the same as it is for all the players and the staff.

“That’s what I am here for and I will do everything I can to make sure it happens.”

Swansea dangerously sit second from bottom on the league table ahead of matchday 26.

“The season is going to be long and there will be a lot of tough games,” Ayew added.

“It’s not going to be easy – everyone wants to stay up and when you look at the table, 20th place to ninth or 10th is very, very tight.

“But when you know the players who are here you know the quality they have.

“Sometimes in football you can have some bad results, but I think we have the quality of players to play in the Premier League.

“We want to stay at this level and we need to do everything possible to make sure we don’t let the city down and we don’t let the fans down.”

Ayew’s first spell was largely successful as he netted 12 goals in 34 league outings, finishing the season as the Jack's top scorer

“I had a great moment at the club last time,” the 28-year-old said.

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“I had a great feeling with my team-mates and a great relationship with the fans.

“I had a few others to look at, but when the opportunity to come back to Swansea came up, I wanted to take it.

“I felt the fans wanted me back, the chairman wanted me back and the gaffer wanted me, so I am really pleased.”

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