By John Kwesi Arthur
Football writer kick442.com Ghana
Jordan Ayew’s assist in yesterday game has made him the joint second Ghanaian with most assists in the English Premier League just behind Michael Essien.
Ghana’s striker Jordan Ayew made an assist in their yesterday’s game at home against West Ham United.
Jordan came from bench on the 73rd minutes and made an assist on the 97th minutes in Crystal Palace 2-3 defeat to West Ham United at home on Tuesday, 26 January.
The assist makes him and his brother joint with 9 each just behind former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien with 10 assist.
Jordan joined Aston Villa from Lorient in France on 27 July 2015, on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
He scored his first goal for the club on 24 October 2015 against his elder brother’s club, Swansea City, in the 62nd minute.
Aston Villa were relegated at the end of the 2015–16 season, winning only 17 points, but Ayew ended the season as their top scorer with seven goals.
On 31 January 2017, Jordan Ayew joined Swansea City until the end of the 2019–20 season in exchange for Welsh International defender Neil Taylor, plus a fee from Swansea that can rise to £5 million if undisclosed future conditions are met.
Jordan’s elder brother was a Swansea City player during the 2015–16 season and later joined him in the winter transfer window of 2018.
On transfer deadline day 2018, Ayew joined Crystal Palace on loan for the 2018–19 season.
On 25 July 2019, Ayew made the move permanent with a £2.5m transfer from Swansea City on a three-year deal.
Ayew scored his first goal of the season on 24 August 2019 against Manchester United at Old Trafford, netting the opener in the first half against the run of play, latching on to Jeffrey Schlupp’s flick-on as Crystal Palace secured an historic 2–1 victory
On Boxing Day 2019, Ayew scored the match winner in stoppage time as Crystal Palace came from behind to defeat West Ham 2–1.
At the end of the season, He became the highest goalscorer for Crystal Palace with 9 goals, and won the Crystal Palace Player of the season.
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