Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew is Ligue 1 side FC Lorient’s latest acquisition after he signed a four-year deal with the team on Monday having completed his medicals.
Despite being loaned to Sochaux for the second part of last season, the player was considered as not being a part of new manager Marcelo Bielsa’s plans for the new season and thus was forced to look elsewhere for first-team action.
Ayew is pleased at the switch and he explained that the outlay of Lorient made the decision to sign easy on his part.
“The style and quality of players talked about here suit me perfectly. I am equally impressed with the infrastructures at Lorient. They will help us to work well and thus, we will improve over time.
I will will try to bring my experience to the group so that we can reach the collective goals set by the club,”said Ayew to the club’s official website, www.fclweb.fr on Monday soon after signing.
The club’s Director Arnaud Tanguy expressed their pleasure at gaining the services of the 22-year old who was part of Ghana’s 2014 World Cup team in Brazil.
” We are very happy at this arrival. It is a bet for the future and it shows how willing we are, as a club, to continue with his development. Jordan comes to Lorient to take up a sporting challenge and to place his talents at the service of Lorient in order that we get to new ambitious heights.”
The club finished 8th last season with 49 points.
Ayew, who will be wearing the number 11 jersey at Lorient, leaves Marseille after playing in the senior side since 2009 with 111 appearances and 14 goals. He will be teaming up with Cameroonian forward Vincent Aboubakar and former Arsenal striker Jeremy Aliadiere.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana