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    Villa moves quickly to replace Christian Benteke, with Jordan Ayew set to transfer from Lorient

    Jul 25, 2015

    ASTON Villa is set to get a replacement for Christian Benteke with the arrival of Jordan Ayew in the UK.

    The 23-year-old Ghanaian striker arrived on Friday and is set to complete the move from French side Lorient, which has accepted Villa’s £9m offer, according to theguardian.com.

    Belgium striker Benteke moved to Liverpool from Villa on a £32.5million deal.

    [See Liverpool completes US$50.7 million signing of Belgium striker Christian Benteke from Villa]

    Ayew scored 12 goals for Lorient in the French League last season.

    “I’m delighted to have arrived in the UK and to have the opportunity to join a club the size of Aston Villa,” Ayew told Sky Sports News.

    “I’m looking forward to meeting the manager and I am very excited about the prospect of playing in the best league in the world.

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