Swansea could be set to finally offload Jordan Ayew on a permanent basis, Sky Sports News’ [transfer centre 09/07, 13:29] is reporting.
Ayew spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace and it is believed the Ghana international will have a medical with The Eagles upon his return to the country.
That medical could be imminent, as Ghana were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations last night, freeing up Ayew to finalise his move to the Premier League.
It is a big move for the Swans, who have been desperate to get their higher earners off the wage bill. The likes of Borja Baston and Andrew Ayew are still at the club receiving a Premier League wage, and the club is reportedly looking for buyers, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
A fee for Jordan Ayew hasn’t yet been revealed.
This is good news for Swansea and the next stage in their plan to offload the highest earners at the club, having already moved on Leroy Fer and Luciano Narsingh.
If they manage to get rid of Jordan’s brother Andre, and Borja Baston, then they should have much more room to manoeuvre in the transfer market and will be able to turn their attention to new recruitments.
As well as that, the money saved from this deal should give them a position of strength regarding the possible sale of Oli McBurnie. He is key for Swansea and if selling Jordan Ayew helps to keep him, then it will be a fantastic piece of business.