Emile Heskey tells Jordan Ayew not to rush an Aston Villa exit

Emile Heskey - Aston Villa in action against Maynor Figueroa (L) - Wigan Athletic

The former Villa and England striker had some sound advice for the Ghanaian.

Jordan Ayew scores the second goal for Aston VillaJordan Ayew scores the second goal for Aston Villa

Former Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey has been speaking to the media in Ghana on a visit this week, where he spoke about Villa’s Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew.

Heskey, a former England striker who scored 14 goals in 110 games for Villa, is quoted as telling Graphic Sports by Football Ghana:

“He is at a big club, I played at Villa and it is a big club but he has obviously got to look after himself and try to forward his own career and do what is right for himself.

Emile Heskey - Aston Villa in action against Maynor Figueroa (L) - Wigan Athletic

“He has to sit down with his representatives, he has got megastar star father and family who he will have to sit down with. He must listen to their advice before deciding what to do.”

He then went on to reference his own experience in leaving a relegated club – a move that worked for him:

“I got relegated with Birmingham and I moved to Wigan after, but what is a good move? You don’t know until you make that move”.


Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew looks dejectedAston Villa's Jordan Ayew looks dejected

Ayew was one of the few Aston Villa players to come out of last season with any credit. He scored just seven goals in 36 appearances for the Midlands club but considering the service he received in a dire Villa team this was not a bad return.

He also impressed with his all round play and could certainly do a job in the top-flight in light of Villa’s relegation to the Championship.

Emile Heskey - Birmingham City looking dejected after a missed chance

Villa face a fight to keep hold of many of their better performing players from last term, with the likes of Jordan Amavi, Idrissa Gana Gueye and Jordan Veretout all being linked with a move away from the club.

But Heskey certainly seems to think they should all consider just how big a club Aston Villa is before rushing out of the exit door.

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