Swansea City midfielder and Ghana star Andre Ayew has claimed that his fellow countrymen and women will support him and his new club henceforth in the Premier League.
The 25-year-old recently joined the Swans after spending eight seasons at French Ligue 1 side Marseille.
Ayew believes his move to Liberty Stadium would likely earn his new club huge support from Ghanaians, who are enthusiasts of the Premier League.
“I have a really strong attachment to my brothers and sisters in Ghana,” Ayew told the club’s official website.
“When I returned to Ghana I felt the warm welcome from all my people.
“They are people who really trust me, push me and want me to get to the highest level. I have been in the national team since I was 17 years old, and so all of the Ghanaian people have seen me grow up as a person and as a player.
“From playing at Marseille to competing in the Champions League, World Cups, Africa Cup of Nations and now in the best league in the world with a good team like Swansea, makes them feel very proud.
“My country watches the Premier League every weekend. There are 28 million Ghanaian people and 27 million of those will watch the Premier League.
“They wanted me to go to the Premier League, and although I took this decision also for myself, I took it for a lot of people in my country because they wanted me to be here.
“Swansea now have another 28 million fans behind them because I know Ghana will be supporting us. I thank all Ghanaian people who will be supporting us through the whole season.
“Hopefully things will go well and we will have a great season,” he said.
Ayew is currently in Germany with Swansea in pre-season and is expected to make his Premier League debut against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge on the opening day matches.