Aston Villa have had a bid accepted from Lorient for striker Jordan Ayew. Ayew is a young striker from Ghana that has often played either up front or out wide. That will explain why he had scored 12 goals in 26 games for Lorient last season. Ayew is an experienced player having made over 111 appearances with Marseille and 28 appearances for Ghana.
Skysports believes that Ayew is a direct replacement for Christian Benteke and will be arriving in Birmingham in the next 24 hours to discuss terms and hold a medical. Jordan Ayew is the younger brother of Andre Ayew who had recently transferred to Swansea.
Ayew is a good player, however his stats don’t look to great. For a £8.5 million fee it could end up being a good deal as Ayew can play in either midfield or up front. It’s unsure weather Ayew will be Villa’s only forward brought into the club. Nonetheless having watched a few international games, Ayew does look decent and will add to Villa’s squad doubtfully. He is only 23 and will certainly develop with the aid of Tim Sherwood and the other staff at the club.