Ghana forward Jordan Ayew has completed a move to Premiership side
Swansea City eight months after being relegated with Aston Villa in the
The Ghana striker will return from the African Cup of Nations to new
surroundings as he moves away from the Midlands to South Wales.
A statement from the club read:
“Swansea City have completed the signing of Aston Villa forward
Jordan Ayew in an exchange deal which sees Neil Taylor join the
The Swans will also pay an undisclosed fee as part of the transfer, with
Ayew signing a three-and-a-half year contract at the Liberty.
Ayew is currently with Ghana on African Cup of Nations duty, and won’t
be available for the Swans until his national team’s commitments in the
tournament are over. The Black Stars next face Cameroon in the
semi-final on Thursday, while the final takes place this Sunday.
The 25-year-old, who is the brother of former Swan Andre Ayew, scored 10
goals – including one against his new club – in 58 games for Villa, who
he joined from French side Lorient in July 2015.”
The striker had received praise from Swansea boss Paul Clement prior to
the completion of the deal praising the Ghana international for his
“Ayew can play wide or through the middle and I like that versatility.”
The Swans are in need of points to ensure their Premiership survival.