As reported by French media outlet RMC, Aston Villa have formalised their interest in Jordan Ayew, and have submitted a concrete offer for the Ghanaian striker.
It was reported by the Birmingham Mail earlier this month that Tim Sherwood was looking at Ayew as a potential replacement for Christian Benteke, and now that the Belgian international has left the club, he is pushing ahead with his plans to bring in a new forward.
The report states that Villa have submitted an offer of roughly £7 million (€10 million) to Lorient for Ayew, but the Ligue 1 outfit have yet to respond to the approach.
Who is Jordan Ayew?
Ayew, 23, is a Ghanaian international attacker, and the younger brother of Andre Ayew, who made the switch to the Premier League earlier this summer to sign with Swansea City.
A fast and tricky dribbler, Ayew is able to play all across the front three of an attacking unit, and his direct play would fit in well to Sherwood’s attacking system. However, he is not the target man style player to replace Benteke, but the runner who should be placed next to a target man to pick up flick ons and put away chances.
He netted 13 goals and registered seven assists in 33 games last term, and looks to be close to leaving Lorient this summer. With Villa now submitting a formal approach for Ayew, it appears as if they want to move to the front of the queue to sign the talented forward.