Wilfried Bony is like a big brother to me, says Swansea’s Jordan Ayew

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The Ivorian striker rejoined the Swans this summer and the 26-year-old has spoken of the impact he has had on him since his arrival

Jordan Ayew has spoken on the impact of Wilfried Bony has had on him since the latter joined Swansea on transfer deadline day.

The Ivory Coast international was a huge hit in his first spell at the Liberty Stadium before his move to Manchester City in 2015.

And with Bony’s return to south Wales this summer, the Ghana international has started gleaming from the wealth of experience the veteran striker offer and likened him to a ‘big brother’.

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“Wilfried is like a big brother to me,” Ayew told club website.

“He is a big striker, we all know his qualities, and for me, he is like an idol. I look up to him and he advises me. “It is always beneficial to have a striker of that quality in your squad.

“We can learn from him and he can help the younger players, so it’s a positive thing to have him around.

“He played well at Reading and I was happy to see that. He held the ball up well and produced a good performance.”

Ayew who has scored three goals in seven appearances so far this season wants to continue his hard work and become even more incisive.  

“I try to work hard every day to be in good shape for my team-mates and to be incisive on gameday,” he continued. 

“The staff have confidence in me and the players have confidence in me. That means I have to do a good job every time I go on the pitch and play my best.”

 

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