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Player Profile: Jordan Pierre Ayew

Jordan Pierre Ayew is a Ghanaian international who plays for Premier League club Crystal Palace, on loan from Swansea City. He is a son of former black stars captain Abedi Pele.

Jordan first joined marseille as a trainee in 2006. He went on to sign a three year professional contract with the club in 2009 and made his debut for the first team on 16th December 2009, and scored on his debut against Lorient.

On 1st November 2011, both Andre and Jordan started a UEFA champions league game for the first time against English side Arsenal. On January 6 2014, he joined rivals Sochaux on a loan deal for the 2013-14 season. The following season, the summer of 2014, Jordan signed a four year contract with Lorient.

However, exactly a year later, the forward joined English side Aston Villa on a five year deal for an    undisclosed fee. Unfortunately for Jordan, Villa were relegated from the English top flight at the end of the 2015-16 season, he however ended the season as their top scorer with seven goals.

Jordan was again on the move in 2017, signing for Swansea City to join his elder brother Andre Ayew at the club. He later joined Crystal Palace on loan from Swansea for the 2018-19 season.

Jordan burst into the international scene in September 2010. He made his international debut for Ghana in a 3-0 win against Swaziland for the 2012 AFCON qualification. On 1st June 2012, the young forward scored his first and second senior international goals against Lesotho in the 2014 World Cup qualification.

He was later named in the final squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of nations. Jordan was again selected in 2014 for the World Cup in Brazil and a year later, he was again part of the black stars squad for Africa Cup of nations in Equitorial Guinea where Ghana lost in the final to Ivory Coast on penalties.

He is currently the leading marksman for the senior national team the black stars in Egypt in the on going 2019 Africa Cup of nations tournament, scoring two goals in three matches to help the black stars reach the round of 16 of the competition.

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