By Amir Mir
Jordan Ayew has stated that “it didn’t take too long” to make a decision in moving to Swansea from Aston Villa in January.
The 25-year-old left the Championship club to join the relegation-threatened Premier League side on deadline day.
He had a dig at Villa as he claimed the move to Swansea will give him “stability” as well as providing a step up in his career.
The Midlands giants have had two turbulent seasons in which they have been led by five different managers and bought and sold players at a dizzying rate.
Prior to joining the Welsh club, Ayew had played 21 Championship games for Villa, scoring only two goals and supplying four assists.
His previous campaign in the top flight ended in relegation where he was the club’s top-scorer with seven goals in 30 games.
Now, he is tasked with helping Paul Clement’s men survive their own relegation battle with 14 games of the season remaining.
This is what Ayew had to say about his about his move to Swansea and the influence his brother had on his decision to move.
“I need stability and I think this is the perfect place for me to grow and improve in a lot of aspects,” Ayew told Swansea’s official website. “I think I made a wonderful choice. I am so grateful to be here. It’s the next step in my career.
“I have been here several times in the past with my brother and I saw a lot of positive things. He spoke to me about the club and he said only good things.
“It didn’t take too long for me to make a decision.”
Versatile attacker Ayew moved to Villa Park during the summer of 2015 when he made a switch from French side Lorient.
During his time at the Midlands club, he played 58 games in all competitions, scoring ten goals and providing five assists.
The Ghana international recently returned from the Africa Cup of Nations, so he is yet to make his debut for the Welsh club.
Ayew’s first task will be to try and overcome Premier League champions Leicester City at the weekend, with the Foxes facing their own battle to avoid the drop.
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