Exclusive: Crystal Palace offer striker Jordan Ayew a fresh contract ahead of World Cup

Crystal Palace are looking to extend Jordan Ayew’s contract, which comes to an end this summer.

Crystal Palace have offered Jordan Ayew a new two-year deal and the striker is set to sign before he heads off to the World Cup next week, LondonWorld understands.

Ayew joined Palace from Swansea in 2018 and has established himself as one of the key players in Patrick Vieira’s team. Palace are looking to tie down Ayew who has been pivotal for the Vieira project and don’t want to risk losing him for nothing especially in the scenario where he enjoys a good World Cup and attracts interest from elsewhere.

The Ghanaian international’s current deal was due to expire at the end of this season and he would have been able to speak to other clubs by January. However, he’s now agreed to spend the next two years in south London, where he’s played 134 Premier League games and scored 24 goals.

Crystal Palace manager Vieira is a big fan of Ayew and has used him in attack and midfield already this season. His tactical flexibility allows him to be deployed in various roles which has made him quite indispensable. Born in Marseille, Ayew came through the French club’s academy and first moved to the Premier League with Aston Villa in 2015, scoring seven goals in 30 appearances for the Midlands club.

He then joined Swansea from Villa before moving to south London initially on loan, making the deal permanent shortly after. Aged 31, Ayew will be one of the key players for Ghana at the World Cup and has been starter for Vieira this season with the Eagles sat ninth on the Premier League table going into the final weekend of the season before the international break.