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Swansea City striker joins Crystal Palace on permanent deal

Swansea City striker Jordan Ayew has signed for Crystal Palace in a deal worth £2.5million according to their official website.

Ayew has signed a three-year-deal with the Eagles for an undisclosed fee following his loan spell for them last season.

The 26-year-old, who was at the African Cup of Nations with Ghana this summer, returns to the club where he spent last season on loan, with Ayew helping the Eagles to a 12th-placed finish in the Premier League.

The striker arrived from Aston Villa in 2017 and had a successful first season with the Swans prior to their relegation from the Premier League in 2018.

Ayew then joined Palace on loan for the 2018-19 campaign, where he made 16 starts in 25 appearances.

He leaves the Swans having scored 12 goals in 58 appearances in all competitions. Ayew expressed his delight at having completed the move. “I am very happy to have returned. I really enjoyed myself last season,” he said.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson shared his joy at having bought Ayew back to Selhurst Park. Hodgson said he “played his part in the club securing its highest Premier League points tally in the last campaign”.

Jordan’s brother Andre Ayew remains at the Liberty Stadium despite having spent last season on loan at Turkish side Fenerbahce. They are open to offers for the 29-year-old.

Swansea are currently under a strain of finances partly due to their parachute payments from the Premier League decreasing and their large wage bill. They are looking to offload certain members of the squad in order to try and balance the books.

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