Jordan Ayew an exciting signing – Palace chairman

Jordan Ayew an exciting signing – Palace chairman
Jordan Ayew

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Aug 11, 2018. 13:00

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has expressed his satisfaction at having signed Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew on loan from EFL Championship side Swansea City.

Ayew’s season-loan loan to the Eagles was confirmed before the close of the transfer window in England on Thursday, with the 26-year-old returning to the Premier League after the Swans’ relegation.

Parish said he felt Ayew was just what Palace needed to bolster their attacking options and provide another goal threat for the team, following on from the signings of Spanish goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, and midfielders Cheikhou Kouyate and Max Meyer.

"We are very pleased," he told Sky Sports after the signing of Jordan Ayew was confirmed.

"The manager [Roy Hodgson] was keen to do it obviously, and we have got more goals in the team.

"He got eight Premier League goals [for Swansea last season], and that really is what we were looking for.

"He has got quality on the ball as well, so we are very excited to do that, and all told as we sit here today, we are pleased with the business we have done."

Ayew will hope to make his debut for Palace when they open their Premier League season with a match away to newly-promoted Fulham later today. The match at Craven Cottage kicks off at 16h00 CAT.

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