Soccer-Nottingham Forest sign Ghana captain Ayew

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group H - Ghana v Uruguay - Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar - December 2, 2022 Ghana's Andre Ayew reacts after his penalty is saved by Uruguay's Sergio Rochet REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

(Reuters) - Nottingham Forest have signed Ghana forward Andre Ayew until the end of the season, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

The Ghana captain, a free agent, arrives from Qatari side Al Sadd, where he played since 2021, scoring 15 goals in 21 league matches and winning the Qatar Stars League title last season.

The 33-year-old returns to Britain where he had spells at Swansea City and West Ham United and will again be coached by Steve Cooper, who he worked under at the Welsh club in 2019.

"It’s a great feeling to sign for Nottingham Forest," said Ayew. "Steve Cooper is someone who knows me very well and knows how to work with me both on and off the pitch.

"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."

Ayew has 113 caps and has been to three World Cups, including last year's edition in Qatar.

Nottingham Forest are 13th with 21 points, four points above the relegation zone, and host Leeds United, who are two places and three points below the Midlands side, on Sunday.

(Reporting by Janina Nuno Rios in Mexico City; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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