jordan ayew set to join cheikhou kouyaté at selhurst park

11:31    03 Aug 2018

Jordan Ayew
According to reports, Jordan Ayew is set to join fellow African Cheikhou Kouyaté at Crystal Palace before the transfer window shuts close next week Thursday.

Palace announced Kouyaté's arrival from London rivals West Ham United early on Thursday morning with the towering Senegalese midfielder penning a four-year-deal with the Eagles.

"I'm so happy," he told Palace TV. "It's been a long day but now everything is good and I'm very excited to start with my new teammates.

"This is the right time to move because I needed a new challenge. I have good memories of West Ham but I need to come here and give my best because I like the Crystal Palace project.

"I spoke to the manager and I know he'll be a good manager. I also spoke to [Palace defender Pape Souare] and he told me I had to come and now I'm here and I'm very happy."

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Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew top scored for Swansea City last season, but his seven league goals were not enough to stop the Welsh side from getting relegated from the English Premier League.

His brother, Andre, has already left the Liberty Stadium - signing for Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
 

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