Cape Town - Swansea City were busy in
the dying hours of transfer deadline day where a number of players exited the
club while Jordan Ayew arrived in a swap deal with Neil Taylor.
25-year-old Ghanaian striker, Ayew, who is currently on Africa Cup of Nations
duty with Ghana, where they will play Cameroon in the second semi-final on
Thursday, joined the Swans on a three-and-a-half year contract, with Taylor
signing for Championship side Aston Villa.
began his career with Marseille and spent
some time with French side Lorient before joining Villa in July 2015 where he
scored 10 goals in 58 games.
the brother of former Swansea attacker Andre and the son of Ghana legend Abedi
at the conclusion of the deal, Swans head coach Paul Clement told the club's
official website: "I’m sure his brother has given him the inside track on
“He is a
very good acquisition. He’s versatile and dynamic to attack the lines and get
in behind defences.
certainly give us something different to what we’ve got.”
Taylor’s departure, after six-and-a-half years with the club, Clement added:
"Neil has been a great servant for this club. I had a really nice
discussion with him about his position.
said he wanted to take this opportunity and I supported that. It’s the right
time for him to have a new challenge and we wish him all the best.”
at Swansea City would like to thank Neil for his outstanding service to the
also announced that Dutch winger Marvin Emnes has returned to Blackburn Rovers
for a second loan spell, midfielder Tom Holland has joined Conference North
League side AFC Flyde, also on loan.
Barrow made a temporary switch to Leeds United as Ryan Hedges made a permanent
move to Barnsley for an undisclosed fee, and Owain Jones signed for League Two
side Yeovil Town on a loan deal.