George Boateng sings the praises of Aston Villa summer signing Andre Ayew

The Ghanaian has been one of the brighter sparks of a difficult Villa season.

It would be fair to say that not many of the summer signings made by Aston Villa have impressed this season. The club remain at the foot of the Premier League table after a dreadful start to the campaign and very few of the newbies have had a positive contribution to the cause.

One however who might be able to stand up tall is Jordan Ayew.

After taking a while to settle the Ghanaian has proven himself to be Villa's most dangerous player this season and has managed to score five goals in 23 appearances since his move from Lorient.

One former Aston Villa fan who certainly believes that Ayew has been a hit is George Boateng.

The former Dutch international was with Villa for three seasons before moving on to Middlesbrough, where he played his best football.

Now retired the Ghanaian-born former midfielder told Ghana Soccernet his thoughts on Ayew this season:

“Jordan is a different story, I don’t think Jordan is not good enough for the Premier League. I think he would be a great signing of any other team. He has to just focus on his game every week. Keep scoring.

“Ghana should be proud...

"Is not easy playing in different kind of environment, different kind of football.

“We don’t have winter break, there is lots of pressure, you have to play every week. Not many can maintain that. I was lucky enough to spend 14 seasons consecutively there."

Ayew, like his brother Andre at Swansea City, certainly looks like a player full of Premier League potential.

The environment this season at Villa Park has not been conducive to regular goal-scoring. But if Villa, as expected, do go down - this Ghanaian striker can surely expect offers to remain in the Premier League next season.

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