Aston Villa strike £12m deal for Ghana international Jordan Ayew

Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign Ghana international striker Jordan Ayew, Sports5050 understands.

Villa have brokered terms with Lorient that will see them pay up to £12 million (€17m) for the former Marseille man’s services.

The 23-year-old is now due for a medical in the next 24 hours before committing himself to Tim Sherwood’s side.

Ayew will join his brother, Andre, in the Premier League after the elder of the two moved to Swansea City earlier in the summer.

Jordan Ayew has spent just one season with Lorient after leaving Marseille, scoring 12 goals in Ligue 1 forLes Merlus.