Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says he is delighted to have got the permanent signing of striker Jordan Ayew over the line after he signed a three-year deal. The former Swansea striker enjoyed a season-long loan at the club last term, which included 14 starts in the Premier League, and he was keen to turn the move into a full- time switch from the Swans.
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He has now signed a three-year deal with the Eagles and is looking forward to his new start. The deal is still subject to international clearance, but that should not be a problem. Ayew said: “I am very happy [to have returned]. I really enjoyed myself last season.”
Hodgson is delighted to have made his second signing of the summer following the capture of keeper Stephen Henderson on a free, and he told the club’s website: “We are delighted to secure Jordan’s services for another three seasons at Crystal Palace. “He has proved himself as a dedicated and hard-working member of the squad, and certainly played his part in the club securing its highest-ever Premier League points tally in the last campaign.”