Andre Ayew
Andre Ayew could be heading to the Premier League this summer after eight years with MarseilleGetty Images

Marseille striker Andre Ayew says it would be 'an honour' to play in the Premier League and claims he is a lifelong fan of Liverpool.

The Ghanaian international, part of Avram Grant's team who were beaten to the 2015 African Cup of Nations title after losing on penalties to the Ivory Coast, has spent eight years with the Ligue 1 title contenders, eventually establishing himself as a first-team regular following loan spells with the likes of Lorient and AC Arles-Avignon.

Ayew, 25, has made 22 appearances for L'OM this season as the club seek to challenge the financial might of Paris Saint-Germain during the first season under the management of the notoriously animated Marco 'El Loco' Bielsa.

Despite his long-standing ties at the Stade Velodrome, however, Ayew is out of contract at the end of the current season and it appears far from certain that he will agree fresh terms with several offers having already arrived from abroad.

"I have had a lot of different offers from different countries, but I will have to discuss with Marseille," he told Sky Sports.

"I will make a decision soon, and look at the offers that are coming in and decide what is best for my future. The Premier League is the best league in the world today, and it would be an honour play there."

Ayew's fondness for the English top-flight in particular appears to stem from his connection to Liverpool and an admiration for captain Steven Gerrard, who is due to call time on his stellar Anfield career this summer in order to follow the path previously trodden by David Beckham and join Major League Soccer side the Los Angeles Galaxy.

He added: "All my life I have been a Liverpool fan. When I was young I was watching the Liverpool games. Steven Gerrard is my favourite player. It will not be easy to see him leave in the summer, but we all need a new challenge."

While struggling QPR have been most closely linked with Ayew in the past, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that he could realise a long-standing ambition to represent Liverpool with the club very likely to bolster their strikeforce during the next transfer window.

Mario Balotelli, a £16m ($23.6m) arrival from AC Milan in August 2014, has failed to impress during his debut campaign at Anfield, while considerable doubts continue to fester over the future of Raheem Sterling.

Daniel Sturridge, meanwhile, has spent significant time on the sidelines this term with a variety of injury troubles and the duo of Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert are evidently not regarded as viable long-term options.

Liverpool are in FA Cup semi-final action on 19 April against Aston Villa at Wembley.