Soccer News of Monday, 13 July 2015
In-demand Ghana forward Jordan Ayew may likely be sold by Lorient for a reported fee of €12 million.
The 22-year-old is currently under contract with the French Ligue 1 side until June 2018 after joining from Olympique Marseille for €4 million last summer.
Ayew became an instant hit with Les Merlus as his 12 goals and seven assists proved vital in the side’s narrow escape from relegation at the end of the past season.
He has been a subject of open courting by new LOSC Lille coach Hervé Renard who has vowed to reunite with the son of the Ghana legend Abedi Pele he worked with as a loan player at Sochaux two seasons ago.
But his resolve looks to be thwarted by Lorient’s reluctance to sell Ayew (to a peer competitor) and the emergence of strong interests from clubs abroad.
English Premier League trio – Everton, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have been mentioned by French media outfit, L’Equipe, as chasing the services of the Black Stars striker.
There is also a reported move by Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund to sign Jordan Ayew as replacement for Sevilla bound Italian forward Ciro Immobile.
These reported interests has convinced Lorient president Loic Fery to now be willing to discuss terms of a possible sale with Jordan Ayew’s prospective buyers from a €12 million fee.