Liverpool are reportedly interested in Ghanaian superstar Jordan Ayew, with Swansea looking to offload the forward in an attempt to balance the books.
According to Football Ghana, Swansea are looking to offload the Ayew brothers in an attempt to balance their books as they prepare for life in the Championship. The report iterates that Liverpool and Celtic have expressed an interest in younger brother Jordan Ayew.
Jordan Ayew emerged from the Marseille youth academy before establishing himself as an enticing prospect in Ligue 1. The player joined Aston Villa after 159 appearances in the French top division. The forward suffered relegation with Aston Villa. But, his Premier League status was soon reinstated, with Swansea signing him in January, 2017.
The task at Swansea was to replace his brother Andre Ayew – a task that has proven too big for Jordan. The 26-year-old suffered his second relegation, this time with the Swans. But, it seems he is set to be provided another rescue boat from plying his trade in the Championship.
Liverpool and Celtic are rumoured to be interested in signing Jordan Ayew. Fulham were already foiled in their attempt to sign the 26-year-old as Swansea rejected an £8 million offer from the recently promoted English side. The swift rejection indicates that the Swans are holding out for a fee around the £12 million, the fee mentioned in the report by Football Ghana.
Liverpool have signed Xherdan Shaqiri to beef up their wide attack. But, there is still lack of a reliable striker to fall back upon, should Roberto Firmino be rendered unavailable. Dominic Solanke is still considered a fair distance away from becoming a reliable option while Danny Ings is likely to leave Liverpool in the current transfer window.
Jordan Ayew’s ability to ply his trade all across the front three is an added trait that might be of use to Liverpool in terms of squad depth. £12 million is not that much of a pocket pinch, which would be Liverpool’s aim, given the fact that the Reds have splashed a record fee to sign Alisson.
Jordan Ayew will be a budget signing, like Xherdan Shaqiri. Ayew has Premier League experience and has proven to be an able customer in attack for Aston Villa and Swansea so far.
It will be up to Jordan Ayew to decide between regular football or Premier League status. Celtic will be able to provide regular first-team action, which could see Brendan Rodgers beat his former team to Jordan Ayew. Swansea need to balance the books and it looks like Jordan will be one of the players that will be sacrificed for the cause.