Ghana legend Abedi Pele was the main man behind the massive transfer of midfielder Andre Ayew’s move to Fenerbahce, Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
Ayew, whose father is the three-time African Footballer of the Year winner, traveled from London to Istanbul with the highly respected former footballer to seal the transfer.
He was involved in the negotiations between Swansea City and Fenerbahce, paving the way for a smooth transfer.
Ayew completed his move to Fenerbahce from Welsh club Swansea City on Friday after passing his medical in the capital city of Istanbul.
The 28-year-old Ghana international signed a one-year loan deal with the Istanbul-based on Friday at the club’s headquarters.
Ayew finally signed the contract on Friday after passing the medical following two days of speculation over the Fenerbahce move.
He penned the deal with the Turkish side who now have an option to sign the attacking player on a permanent deal after the loan.
Abedi Pele is highly respected by clubs around the world and he has been managing the affairs of his sons in their dealings in the transfer market.
The legend’s hands-on approach also prevents rogue agents from meddling in their affairs that could affect their careers negatively.
He also ensures that with his massive experience, knowledge and contacts in the football industry, any move goes to the supreme benefit of the players.
Abedi Pele made his biggest impact in world football at French side Marseille, helping them to the UEFA Champions League in 1993.
He also played for clubs in Italy, Germany, the UAE and Qatar and made a big name for himself and his country.