FACTFILE: Jordan Ayew
1st February 2017
Jordan Ayew will look to become the second member of his family to be a success at Swansea City.
The forward's switch to SA1 sees him follow in the footsteps of elder brother Andre, who finished the club's top scorer in his one and only campaign in South West Wales during the 2015-16 season.
Now it's Jordan - son of African football legend Abedi Pele - who aims to make the most of his opportunity back in the Premier League following his move from Aston Villa.
He will have to wait to make his Swans debut, however, as he is currently on Africa Cup of Nations duty with Ghana, who face Cameroon in the semi-final on Thursday.
Ayew's arrival will bolster Paul Clement's options out wide, which already include recent new signing Luciano Narsingh, Wayne Routledge, Modou Barrow, Jefferson Montero and Nathan Dyer.
The 25-year-old is no stranger to the Swans, having played against them twice last season. He scored the opening goal in Villa's 2-1 home defeat between the sides in October 2015, with Andre scoring the Swans' winning goal late on.
His first season in English football saw him score seven goals in 30 Premier League appearances and finish as his club's top scorer as Villa were relegated to the Championship.
This year, Ayew has played 20 times - scoring three goals - for Villa, who are 13th in the second tier.
Ayew, like his brother, started his senior career with Marseille, for whom he would lift the Ligue 1 title and three successive French League Cup trophies.
He made an instant impression by scoring on his debut, and went on to score 15 goals in 126 appearances for Marseille during his five-year spell.
A short spell on loan at fellow Ligue 1 side Sochaux saw his stock rise with five goals in 17 games, and that prompted a permanent move to Lorient.
His form at Lorient quickly caught the attention of Villa, who took him to the Midlands for an £8million fee after he struck 13 times in 33 appearances in Ligue 1.
On the international stage, Ayew has won 46 caps for Ghana - scoring 12 goals - and helped them to the Africa Cup of Nations final in 2015, while he also featured in their World Cup campaign in Brazil a year earlier.
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