Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew insists new manager Roy Hodgson will make him a better player

Published on: 10 August 2018

Newly acquired Crystal Palace forward, Jordan Ayew says new manager, Roy Hodgson will help him to be a better player.

The former Aston Villa forward joined the Eagles on transfer deadline day on Thursday from Swansea City.

And after joining the South London club on a season-long loan, the pacy forward reiterated that the former England manager will help him develop his career.

"The most important thing for me now is just to get fit and to be in good shape and after it's the manager who will decide but I don't really mind and I don't know the manager (Hodgson) really wants to use me but I know he wants to use me up front for me to create and to make things happen...".

Ayew who began his professional career in the French Ligue 1 with Marseille is also confident that playing under the veteran English trainer  Hodgson will make him a better player.

According to him, Hodsgon, as well as Parish chairman, Steve Paris and the fans, were among his reasons for choosing the club.

"I am coming this season because it is a good option for me to come to Palace today and that is why I chose to come to Palace is to continue Improving.

"So, Its a step for me and I am ready for the challenge and I am ready to get to where I think I can get to, so that is why I am here today and I think with the manager, I can get to where I want to".

Ayew, 26, was named the Swansea's Players’ Player of the Season last term after ending the campaign with 11 goals to his name, including strikes home and away against Palace.