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DONE DEAL: Nottingham Forest sign Ghana captain Andre Ayew

Nottingham Forest have signed Ghana captain and free agent Andre Ayew until the end of the season.

The 33-year-old forward was without a club following his exit from Qatari outfit Al Sadd after spending two years with the Middle Eastern club.

Ayew turned down Forest's Premier League rivals Everton before the January transfer window closed.

The former Swansea and West Ham player is Forest's 29th signing since their return to the Premier League.

"It's a great feeling to sign for Nottingham Forest," said Ayew.

"I know how big the club is and I know how much the club means to the city and the fanbase. It's always been difficult whenever I've played against Forest and at The City Ground and I love the stadium.

"I know what I can bring to the team, I'm ready to give my all and make sure that we are able to stay in the Premier League."

Forest boss Steve Cooper knows the Ayew well, having worked with him in Wales, and his arrival will help cover injuries to Taiwo Awoniyi, Morgan Gibbs-White and Jesse Lingard.

"Steve Cooper is someone who knows me very well and knows how to work with me both on and off the pitch," added Ayew.

"We have a strong relationship, he's a special coach and a special human being and someone who I really look up to."

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