BREAKING NEWS: Jordan Ayew completes move to Crystal Palace

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Swansea had wanted £12 million for Jordan Ayew and turned down an offer of £7m earlier this summer

Black Stars forward, Jordan Ayew, has completed a loan deal to English Premier League side, Crystal Palace, from championship side, Swansea City.

Palace will have an option of making the 26-year-old's deal permanent at the end of the season.

Ayew signed the contract barely an hour before the transfer deadline on Thursday after passing his medicals with the Selhurst Park club.

The deal was finalised just 24 hours after the player boycotted the training with Swansea ostensibly to push through the move.

 His elder brother Andre, who was loaned by the Welsh side to Fenerbahce of Turkey a week ago, first revealed the completion of the deal after tweeting a picture of his legendary father Abedi Ayew Pele and Jordan holding a Palace shirt and sent his brother a message of support.

"Bro it’s the time ⚽️⚽️ @jordan_ayew9 ❤️❤️❤️GOD thank you 🙏🏽 don’t know how too thank u.. one love 👊🏾👊🏾👊🏾 proud of you," Andre tweeted.

 Ayew, 26, joined Swansea from Aston Villa in 2017 and was top scorer for the club last season with 11 goals.

He did not feature in the plans of new Swansea boss Graham Potter, but a swap deal to take the talented forward to Selhurst Park permanently fell through last week after Jairo Riedewald turned down the opportunity to move to the Championship.

Palace explored other options in the market but stayed in the mix for Ayew, with Swansea eventually convinced to part with the player on a temporary basis. The Eagles are understood to have the option of making the move permanent in January.

Fulham had been following Ayew all summer and had a £7m bid rejected for the former Marseille man earlier in the off-season as  Swansea had hoped to raise £12m by selling the Ghanaian.

 

 Swansea have loaned the Ayew brothers, Andre (left) and Jordan