Swansea City manager Steve Cooper has revealed that Ghana international Andre Ayew will be the vice-captain for the Swans following his influence on the team.
The club's official website confirmed that midfielder Matt Grimes will be Swansea's captain in the summer and Cooper further lauded Ayew for his great leadership and maturity.
“Andre is a senior figure and a very positive influence around the group,” said Cooper.
“We are very lucky, we have players like Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer, and Kyle Naughton too.
“We know there is a bit of status to being captain or vice-captain, but we do have senior figures in the squad.
“Andre has got the attributes to lead, and he does it well through good and bad moments and long may that continue.
“It’s good for Matt as well to have players like Andre, Wayne, and Nathan around him.
“Matt has thrived in the role, there is no doubt about it. But I know he is open-minded enough to seek advice and I know those boys will give it to him in a constructive and helpful manner.
“Andre is a good role model and leader, I think there is a good culture where everyone helps each other but pushes each other. That’s a good thing."
Ayew has been relishing in great form this season since he was recalled to Swansea from his loan spell at Fenerbahce in the Turkish Super Lig - he has netted five goals across all competitions.
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