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Sports News of Thursday, 25 July 2019


Crystal Palace complete Jordan Ayew signing in permanent deal

Jordan has signed a three-year deal with Palace Jordan has signed a three-year deal with Palace

English Premier League side Crystal Palace have signed Ghana striker Jordan Ayew in a permanent deal following his season-long loan spell in 2018-19.

The 27-year-old has penned a three-year contract with The Eagles, ending his association with parent club Swansea City.

He made 20 league appearances involving 14 starts for Palace, and score once. In the FA Cup, he found the back of the net once in three matches.

"I am very happy [to have returned]. I really enjoyed myself last season," Ayew said, as reported by Palace's official website.

"I enjoyed the stadium, the fans, the boys - they were really good to me - everything here was positive and that's why I decided to continue with Crystal Palace."

Ayew's permanent move comes on the back of a good showing for Ghana at the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where he netted twice in Ghana's run to the Round of 16.

"We are delighted to secure Jordan's services for another three seasons at Crystal Palace," club manager Roy Hodgson said.

"He has proved himself as a dedicated and hard-working member of the squad, and certainly played his part in the club securing its highest ever Premier League points tally in the last campaign."

Ayew has also played for Aston Villa as well as French clubs Marseille, Sochaux and Lorient.