Ghana international Jordan Ayew has officially joined English Premier League side Aston Villa on a five year deal. The forward has joined the clarets and blue on Monday amid controversy with the move threatening to fall through after his former Ligue 1 side Lorient demanded more money for the player. The 23-year old completed his medical at the Bodymoor Heath in Birmingham ahead of the official announcement.
Manager Tim Sherwood said:
“I’m really pleased to bring Jordan to the football club. “He is a fantastic young player who is perfectly suited to the Premier League.”
Ayew has added to the increasing number of Ghanaians in the English Premier League after his older brother Andre Ayew moved from Marseille to Swansea this summer. Christian Atsu joined newcomers Bournemouth on loan from Premier League champions Chelsea earlier in the transfer window while Jeffery Schlupp was one of Leicester City’s best performers last season. Chelsea are also widely expected to complete the signing of highly-rated Ghanaian left-back Baba Rahman from German club Augsburg before the transfer window shuts. He scored 13 goals in 31 Ligue 1 appearances last summer and assisted five goals for Lorient following his move from boyhood club Marseille.