Lots of Crystal Palace fans given mixed responses to the news of their new signing, Jordan Ayew.
The Ghanaian has returned to the club after spending a season loan at Selhurst Park last term, the club have confirmed.
Jordan Ayew has joined Palace on a three-year deal.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) July 25, 2019
Ayew has left Championship club Swansea for a reported fee of £2.5million, according to the BBC.
Palace have re-signed the attacker despite his struggles to make the first-team last season. He played just 20 times in the league, with only 14 starts and scored just the one goal.
The striker has made 100 premier league appearances and can play across the front three positions, according to stats from Transfermarkt.
Jordan Ayew has been at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament this summer with Ghana before they were knocked out in the last 16 on penalties to Tunisia. While Ghana didn’t succeed, the tournament wasn’t a bad one for the attacker, chipping in with two goals and a goal in the penalty shout out as he led the attacking line for the Black Stars.
He told the club website: “I am very happy. I really enjoyed myself last season.
“I enjoyed the stadium, the fans, the boys – they were really good to me – everything here was positive and that’s why I decided to continue with Crystal Palace.”
Manager Roy Hodgson said: “We are delighted to secure Jordan’s services for another three seasons at Crystal Palace.
“He has proved himself as a dedicated and hard-working member of the squad, and certainly played his part in the club securing its highest ever Premier League points tally in the last campaign.”
Lots of the Palace faithful have taken to Twitter to discuss the signing and these fans below think that this signing suggests that Palace are in a relegation battle this year.
Here are some of the best replies below…
IMHO this is a very good deal. I genuinely think he adds some real penetration to our attack with the right set up. Welcome back home @jordan_ayew9
— Jim Foster (@jimbo2556) July 25, 2019
Any player that sheds a tear when he scores for us is alright by me! All the best, Jordan – Palace Boys are with you when you play!
— Danny ‘E.H.G’ Perry (@80scorpio80) July 25, 2019
Thank you Mr. Parish you’re the best owner in the league xxx
— sam (@Roilionpapis) July 25, 2019
— G (@worldclasswoy) July 25, 2019
— Stephanie Donovan (@stephdonovan) July 25, 2019
I see it’s going to be another typical Palace pre-season transfer fiasco!!!
— Palace76 (@Palace761) July 25, 2019
Shambles. 3 years for a player who brings nothing but stress while watching him.. we seriously are planning for a championship football.
— cromes (@CharlieRomain) July 25, 2019
Relegation battle confirmed
— Tom Jeal (@TommyJeal) July 25, 2019
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