Report: Bilic believes Jordan Ayew will thrive if he reunites with Payet at West Ham

Slaven Bilic is reportedly keen to bring Jordan Ayew to West Ham this summer.

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham United want to sign Jordan Ayew from Aston Villa this summer, as Slaven Bilic wants to pair him back up with Dimitri Payet.

The Hammers will surely be in the market for a new striker this summer, with Emmanuel Emenike's loan deal from Fenerbahce unlikely to be extended, whilst the future of Diafra Sakho is up in the air.

Both Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia have suffered injury problems during their time at Upton Park, and manager Bilic should be making attacking reinforcements his top priority this summer.

Now, the Daily Mail report that West Ham are keen to land Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew, who has been one of the few players to come out of this miserable season for Villa with any praise.

The Ghanaian hitman, 24, signed from Lorient last summer, and is Villa's top goalscorer in the Premier League this season with six goals to his name, having shown some promise up front.

With Villa's relegation almost confirmed, Ayew is bound to be one of the few players being snapped up by a Premier League club, and West Ham are allegedly keen.

It's stated that West Ham boss Bilic has been impressed with how Ayew has performed in a poor side, and believes he could thrive if he reunites with his former Marseille team-mate Dimitri Payet.

The duo played together in France and will have an instant knowledge of how each other play should they reunite at West Ham, something Ayew should be interested in doing this summer.

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