Report: Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew to take 50% pay-cut if he stays at Villa Park

The Ghanaian has been one of the more impressive of Villa's summer signings.

Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew has been one of the more impressive players in their terrible campaign.

The Ghanaian is their top scorer, admittedly with only six goals, but his efforts have not gone unnoticed by the Villa faithful.

Unfortunately, they have not been enough. Villa have been relegated to the Championship for next season and Ayew has been linked with a number of teams since their demotion was confirmed.

Whether or not Ayew wants to leave or not remains to be seen but it would appear that he might want to.

According to reports in his Ghanaian homeland Ayew is all set to receive a 50 per cent pay reduction on his wages next season – as he has a relegation clause in his contract with the club.

The report comes from Ghana Sports Online, which suggests that Ayew along with some of the other summer signings is obliged to take the pay-cut upon the club’s relegation to the Championship.

Ayew would surely not be willing to take such a drop in his salary to play in the second tier and, if true, will likely be another reason for him to leave Villa Park this summer.

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