Andre Ayew has revealed how former icon and compatriot Stephen Appiah urged him to join Turkish giants Fenerbahçe SK.
The winger was unveiled on Friday after completing the necessary details for a season-long loan move from English Championship side Swansea City.
According to the 28-year-old Ghana international, Appiah told him “unbelievable stuff” about the Yellow Canaries.
“Talking about Stephen [Appiah], yes I spoke with him before coming,” Ayew stated at his unveiling.
“Now he’s part of our national team – he is the Team Manager of the Ghana national team so I see him a lot.
“He [Stephen Appiah] told me unbelievable stuff about the club – the training facility, the mentality of the fans. That it is a club that wants to win and the supporters are very tough when they don’t get what they want.
“We spoke a lot; he just told me it will be the best choice for me to go to a club which has a new project, big fans, big stadium, Europe to play… He loves the club Fenerbahçe and I could feel it when he was telling me,” Ayew added.
And Appiah, who enjoyed a successful three-year spell at the Ulker stadium outfit, took to Instagram to welcome Ayew to his “new home” after completing the move.
Andre Ayew’s loan deal is reported to cost Fenerbahçe some 4.7 million euros but sporting director Damien Comolli refused to confirm figures when asked at Friday’s presser.