You have to feel sorry every time you see a player like Jordan Ayew plying his trade in the Championship. The Ghana international is more than a Championship level player and was one of the two Aston villa players last season who did not deserve to get relegated. The other one was Idrissa Gueye who earned his Premier League lifeline earlier this month by Everton. The summer transfer window slams shut tomorrow and by the time, Ayew could also get his Premier League lifeline.
ESPN are reporting that newly-promoted Premier League side Hull City are lining up an offer for the 24-year-old versatile forward although the striker’s former club Marseille have also entered the equation. Hull were passive in the transfer market but have been proactive on the penultimate day. It clearly visible that they are in a dire need for reinforcements in attack and are running out of time to do it.
Hull City are extremely short in terms of both quality and depth in almost every area and the same goes for their attack. Abel Hernandez is a quality forward but is a subject of a serious interest from Championship side Aston Villa who are looking to shatter Championship transfer record for the Uruguayan. Adama Diomande is the only other option Hull City have right now and Will Keane is also on the move as per reports. However, Jordan Ayew is clearly a player who would be an addition of real quality to the Tigers.
Jordan Ayew made his move to England with then Premier League club Aston Villa last summer but despite his decent individual showing, his team let him down and were demoted to the Championship. The Ghana international is not a traditional number nine with excellent mobility and pace in his locker. Ayew is blessed with a brilliant technique and likes to make movements across the final third in order to open up pockets of space for the rest of the attackers.
In his first Premier League season, Ayew scored just seven goals for Aston Villa from 30 games. Not the best figures but he still was the only shining light for the Midlands club with each and every player underperforming around the Ghanaian. Very much similar in style to Abel Hernandez, Ayew is a player who can ideally deputise or replace the 26-year-old depending on the future of the Uruguay international.
With the pace and trickeries Ayew has in his locker, he is a player who can ply his trade on the flanks as well as the focal point of the attack. If Hull City can keep hold onto Hernandez and recruit Ayew, they can definitely have a solid Premier League season, this time, out.