Aston Villa’s €12 million bid for Ayew accepted


This morning, it has been reported that Aston Villa Football Club’s €12 million bid for twenty-three-year-old FC Lorient forward Jordan Ayew has been accepted. The player, younger brother of Andre Ayew, is expected in Birmingham within the next twenty-four hours to join his brother in becoming a Premier League player.

A full international for Ghana, hotshot Jordan Ayew can play across the front line and as an attacking midfielder. He was thought to have caught Arsene Wenger’s eye before moving from Marseille to Lorient.

Not the most physical or technically gifted player, nevertheless, Ayew has an eye for goal, which comes from very good positioning. However, he has proven to be less disciplined than he should be, committing fouls regularly and picking up eight yellow cards last season.

Having played in France’s top flight since 2009-10, Ayew has a wealth of experience and he scored twelve goals and provided five assists in thirty-one appearances last season in Ligue 1 to help his team narrowly avoid relegation.

It seems that Ayew will be a direct replacement for Christian Benteke, who joined Liverpool earlier this week.

Mark McKay, Ayew’s representative, said:

“Jordan has had plenty of interest but Aston Villa have made their offer and things are moving quickly.

Jordan is fast, strong and will suit how Villa like to play. He scored against some of France’s top teams last season and has proven himself on the international stage with Ghana.

I’m positive he will be a big success in the Premier League.”


  1. A good player, who will no doubt improve the team. But let’s get this straight he is NOT a direct replacement for Benteke. When you lose your biggest genuine goalscorer you need to replace them with someone who will guarantee goals, you can’t take a gamble on someone who MIGHT deliver the goods. I’ve being saying this over and over, but the only man I can see who can fill Benteke’s boots is Charlie Austin. Simply because he is proven at PL level and will guarantee goals. Perhaps it is concerns over his fitness that is putting Sherwood off but I really can’t understand why he hasn’t made a move for him. He won’t be available much longer.


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