Andre Ayew has revealed a conversation with Black Stars boss Kwesi Appiah swayed his decision to stay at Swansea City.
The Ghanaian international spent last season on loan at Fenerbahce and had been widely expected to leave the Welsh club in the summer.
The 29 year old was linked several clubs during the transfer window but opted to stay at the Liberty Stadium after a dramatic last minute U-turn.
“He[Kwesi Appiah] said: ‘It’s a very good league and if that’s your decision I am okay as long as you are fit and you do what you have always done with the national team’,” Ayew explains in an interview with BBC.
“That was important because the national team is very, very important for me.
“I have always represented my country with a lot of honour and a lot of pride. I am very proud of where I am from and of what any Ghanaian is doing. We have always tried to raise the flag really high.”
Ayew has been capped 84 times by Ghana since his debut in 2007 and has scored 15 goals.