‘Andre is an intelligent player’ – Roberto Martinez

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has heaped praise on Swansea midfielder Andre Ayew ahead of their Premier League clash against the Welsh side.

Ayew, 25, has hit top form for Gary Monk’s side since his summer arrival from Olympique Marseille as a free agent.

He has has scored three goals for Swansea while already establishing himself as one of the most influential players with the Welsh club.

And Martinez who will be traveling with his side to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea on Saturday is already dreading a meeting with the ‘intelligent’ Ghanaian forward.

“He’s been very impressive. You don’t often get that sort of adaptation so quickly,” Martinez noted.

“You need to be a very intelligent human being away from being a footballer to do that.

“He has adapted to the physicality of the league, he is a clever footballer, technically very gifted and he gets in very good goal scoring positions and is calm and composed.”

The impressive exploits of the Ghana international was recognized with his award as the league’s Player of the Month for August.