Aston Villa are in talks with Lorient over the signing of Ghana international striker Jordan Ayew.
Sports Mail reports that a fee believed to be in the region of £9m has been tabled by the Premier League side, with Ayew’s agent Mark McKay “hopeful” that the striker “will be allowed to travel from Lorient to Birmingham tonight to discuss personal terms.”
If negotiations goes through, Villa could confirm the 23-year-old’s arrival this weekend.
Ayew is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League and has attracted interest from Swansea as well. You would recall his older brother, Andre, joined the Welsh outfit this summer after seeing out his contract with Marseille, but the Ayew’s parents are reportedly favouring a move to Villa Park for Jordan.
“Tim Sherwood is an admirer of Jordan and feels he could be a big success in the Premier League,” Ayew’s agent McKay is quoted as saying by the SportsMail.
The Villans are short in attacking options following the £32.5m sale of Christian Benteke to Liverpool on Wednesday.
Should an agreement be reached, Ayew will become their third signing from the French Ligue 1 this close season after Lille midfielder Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Amavi, who joined from Nice.
Ayew scored 13 goals last season and made 5 assists to help Lorient escape relegation.