Swansea sign Jordan Ayew with Neil Taylor going to Aston Villa
Last Updated: 31/01/17 10:23pm
Swansea City have signed Aston Villa forward Jordan Ayew in a swap deal which sees left-back Neil Taylor join the Sky Bet Championship club.
The Welsh side have paid an undisclosed fee as part of the transfer, with Ayew signing a three-and-a-half year contract at the Liberty Stadium.
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Ayew is currently with Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars face Cameroon in the semi-final on Thursday, while the final takes place this Sunday.
The 25-year-old, who is the brother of former Swan Andre Ayew, scored 10 goals - including one against his new club - in 58 games for Villa, who he joined from French side Lorient in July 2015.
"I'm sure his brother has given him the inside track on the club," said Swans head coach Paul Clement. "He is a very good acquisition. He's versatile and dynamic to attack the lines and get in behind defences.
"He will certainly give us something different to what we've got."
Welsh international Taylor joins Villa after six-and-a-half year association with the Swans.
The 27-year-old defender moved to the Liberty Stadium from non-league club Wrexham in 2010 and leaves having played 179 games. His last appearance was in the 2-1 win at Crystal Palace earlier this month.