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9:06 PM MYT 28/07/2018
Andre Ayew Fenerbahce
The 28-year-old has spoken about his move away from the relegated Jack Army

New Fenerbahce signing Andre Ayew has paid tribute to parent club Swansea City, whom he last left for The Yellow Canaries on loan. 

The Ghana international completed a season-long deal to the Turkish giants on Friday, having decided to seek a new challenge as Swansea prepare to play in the Championship following last season's relegation from the elite division. 

He only rejoined the club in January from West Ham United, two years after leaving for the Hammers. 

"Our work is like this, people come and go," Ayew's said in a short message via his official twitter account.

"In my life as a professional footballer, there have been some clubs that will forever be part of me, and Swansea City is one of those clubs. 

"With some clubs, you barely feel the love, and others you feel the love from birth, and that is how I feel for Swansea. 

"I feel so sad for not being able to help keep the team up last season, but things are looking bright up there, and I urge all the fans to stick together and support the team. 

"The wish my former teammates, the fans and the technical team there all the best. Jack Army!!!"

Ayew made 12 Premier League appearances, including 10 starts, during his second Swansea spell. He, however, failed to find the back of the net. 

His first stint ended on a better note as he netted 12 times in 34 league outings to help the Jack Army finish 12th in his 2015-16 debut season in England

He played for Olympique Marseille, Arles-Avignon and Lorient before leaving France where he began his professional career.