Jordan Ayew insists he does not like to talk about relegation

Published on: 10 August 2018

Ghana striker, Jordan Ayew has reiterated that he does not like to talk about relegation after suffering relegation with four different clubs insisting it is a subject he would rather not discuss.

The former Aston Villa forward who joined the Eagles on a season-long loan deal from relegated Swansea City on transfer deadline day on Thursday evening has developed a staggering reputation as a relegation magnet after suffering the drop with Sochaux (2014), Lorient (2014-15) and Aston Villa (2015-17) before moving to Wales.

Indeed, speculation about the final standing of Palace began when he was first linked with a transfer to the club with some fans predicting a drop for Palace if they signed him.

However, after completing his move, supporters of the South London based club have since reiterated those calls but the striker would rather not discuss relegation in his first official interview as a Palace player but rather a top 12 finish in his first season in London.

"Well, I don't really like speaking about relegation because I think we (Swansea) all gave our 100% but in football you need luck," Ayew said in an interview with

"For me, I think we were unlucky because we were better than some teams but like I said in football you need luck. If we went down it means there was something wrong, where? I don't know but its football and I just have to look forward and Swansea as well gave me the opportunity and the chance to come to Palace, it wasn't easy but at the end, they gave me the opportunity to come to Palace and I am very happy".