By Amir Mir

Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew has reassured supporters he is happy at the club and will play for them in the Championship.

Ayew was one of a few bright sparks for the relegated club as the Ghanaian international notched up seven Premier League goals in an otherwise miserable campaign for the Midlands club.

The 24-year-old showed great promise in a wretched team andthe Villa Park faithful will be hoping he can guide them to instant promotion back to the Premier League.

In an interview in his homeland of Ghana, the striker who joined from French side Lorient last summer said he is happy to play for the club in the Championship.

“I’m in no rush to leave Aston Villa,” Ayew told Ghone TV, as quoted by GhanaSoccernet. “I am happy to be there though we were relegated.”

“I am happy at Villa and I don’t want to rush. They need me and I want to help them to qualify back to the Premier League.

“I was with the team in the Premiership and I will play with them in the Championship.”

The Ghana international has four years left on his Villa contract and new boss Roberto Di Matteo will be looking to keep hold of his star man.

As reported by Football Insider, Fulham striker Ross McCormack is a target for Di Matteo, but the Italian will be hoping to have as much firepower as he can at his disposal.

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