Jordan is the son of Abedi Pelé and Maha Ayew; nephew of Kwame and Sola Ayew; and brother of Andre, Imani Ayew and Abdul Rahim. All are current or former professional footballers.
Ayew joined Marseille as a trainee in 2006. He signed a 3-year professional contract with Marseille in 2009. Jordan made his debut for the senior team on 16 December 2009 in a league game, scoring the equalizer against Lorient. Marseille went on to win the game 2–1