Andre Ayew: West Ham record signing out for four months with thigh injury

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.

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.

"It is not good and he needs surgery," said manager Slaven Bilic after his side's 1-1 Europa League qualifying draw against Astra Giurgiu.

"Four months is a big, big blow for us but we have to cope with it."

West Ham co-chairman David Gold earlier 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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