I will not accept pay cut – Andre Ayew

The Ghanaian fears his current club will not be able to meet his wage demands and is preparing to leave the Stade Velodrome at the end of the season

Olympique de Marseille attacker Andre Ayew has admitted that he could leave the Ligue 1 title-chasers as they lack the financial resources to meet his wage demands.

The Ghana international’s current contract is due to expire at the end of the season and OM are keen to hold on to the 25-year-old.

Nevertheless, Ayew has stressed that he has no intention of accepting a paycut and, while he is happy at Stade Velodrome, he is preparing for a potential exit in the summer.

“OM have financial problems and they cannot afford to pay certain wages,” Ayew told RTL.

“I am a Marseille player at this stage and could still stay here. My future is still open.

“There will soon be a meeting to discuss my future. But I will not accept a paycut to stay at OM. Every player wants to make progress, in all aspects.

“If the club want me to leave, then I will go. But I like Marseille.”

The versatile attacker joined the Marseille youth academy from Nania in 2005 and has developed into a key player at the Ligue 1 side in the past few seasons.

Ayew has netted four goals in 16 Ligue 1 appearances so far in 2014-15.

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