Villa moves quickly to replace Christian Benteke, with Jordan Ayew set to transfer from Lorient
Jordan Ayew moves from the French League 1 to the English Premier League. Photo from

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

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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