Jordan Ayew joins Crystal Palace on permanent deal
Jordan Ayew has joined Crystal Palace on a permanent deal with the Premier League outfit paying Swansea a reported £2.5m for the striker.
The Ghana international spent last season on loan at Selhurst Park where he scored two goals in 25 appearances.
“I am very happy to have returned. I really enjoyed myself last season,” he said.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson said Ayew had “played his part in the club securing its highest Premier League points tally in the last campaign”.
Ayew, who recently helped Ghana reach the last 16 in the Africa Cup of Nations, is the second summer signing for Palace after the arrival of goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.
For Swansea, they have been keen to cut their wage bill with chairman Trevor Birch admitting some players’ salaries were “potentially crippling” the club.
Record signing Andre Ayew – Jordan’s brother who has two years left on his contract – spent last season on loan at Turkish side Fenerbahce, with Swansea open to offers for the 29-year-old.