Swansea City

Crystal Palace complete Deadline Day loan deal for Swansea City forward Jordan Ayew

Crystal Palace have confirmed that they have signed Swansea City forward Jordan Ayew on a season-long loan deal. 

The 26-year-old Ghana International will try to help Palace improve on their 11th place finish in the Premier League last season.

Despite the Swans’ relegation, he was one of the standout players last season, ending up as their top scorer after netting a total of 11 goals.

He was also named players’ player of the season at the end of the season awards for his contribution to the side over the course of last season.

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Ayew was signed from Aston Villa in 2017 and he has gone onto make 50 appearances in South Wales.

Despite struggling in his first season, he flourished last season, but couldn’t inspire the Swans to beat the dreaded drop zone as they were relegated to the Sky Bet Championship.

Ayew started his career in France with Marseille, where he spent five years, scoring 14 times in 111 appearances before making the switch to fellow French side Lorient during the 2014/2015 season, where he netted 12 times in 31 appearances.

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He then made the move to Villa in 2015, where he spent two seasons, scoring nine times in 51 games, before leaving for the Swans in 2017.

He also has 46 caps for his country, where he has scored a total of 12 goals but has now joined the Eagles and he could make his debut on Saturday when Palace travel to Craven Cottage to face Fulham in their Premier League opener.

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There have been several key departures who have left the Swans this summer, with the most notable being their star centre back Alfie Mawson, who recently joined Premier League side Fulham – Andre Ayew has also left SA1 to join Turkish side, Fenerbahce.

A deal for playmaker Sam Clucas to leave the club will also be wrapped up, with the player joining Stoke City, and Federico Fernandez is likely to join Newcastle United.

(Featured image: Mustapha Ennaimi)