Paul Clement wants Jordan Ayew to make a similar impact at Swansea like his brother Andrew Ayew did
The Swansea boss confirmed a deal will be done today to sign the Ghana forward from Aston Villa for a fee rising to £5m, with Swans defender Neil Taylor going the other way.
Ayew’s brother, Andre, was a big hit at the Liberty Stadium last season, scoring 12 goals before sealing a £20.5m summer move to West Ham.
“Hopefully he can follow in his brother’s footsteps,” Clement said. “He knows a lot about the club, I’m sure that’s why he’s happy to come here.
Jordan Ayew's transfer from Aston Villa is expected to be announced before the deadline
Andre Ayew scored 12 goals last season before moving to West Ham
“He is doing really well at the African Nations Cup and we’re bringing someone in with versatility and a different kind of striker to what we’ve got. Neil Taylor has been a great servant to the club and Villa will be a nice challenge for him.”
The arrival of Ayew will conclude Swansea’s transfer business this month, taking the club’s spending spree to nearly £20m.
Clement has managed to keep hold of star man Fernando Llorente, who was attracting interest from Premier League leaders Chelsea. He is the Swans’ top scorer with eight goals this term.
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“I wasn’t always convinced that he would stay, but after the Liverpool game he felt good,” the 45-year-old added.
“Interest from top clubs can put questions in a player’s mind but in my conversations with him he has been happy here. He is very important to us.”
Swansea are just two points clear of the relegation zone and host Southampton on Tuesday.