Ayew set for four-month injury lay-off

Andre Ayew (left)

Andre Ayew was taken off after only 35 minutes of his West Ham league debut

West Ham’s record signing Andre Ayew needs thigh surgery and will be out for four months, according to West Ham co-chairman David Gold.

The 26-year-old Ghana forward, a £20.5m signing from Swansea, was injured 35 minutes into his Hammers league debut in the 2-1 defeat by Chelsea on Monday.

West Ham co-chairman David Gold tweeted: “Sad news. Ayew has injured his quadriceps and will need surgery.

“He will be out for 4 months. Good luck Andre.”

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