Date: 4th August 2016 at 8:37am
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West Ham United are keen on bringing Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew to the club in a deal worth £8 million, according to The Sun

The Hammers are closing in on the £20 million signature of Jordan’s brother Andre, and the siblings are keen to play together again as an attacking duo.

Jordan Ayew scored seven goals for Villa last season and was a rare shining light in a dismal season for the Villains that saw them finish bottom of the Premier League.

The Chanpionship club have just completed the signing of Fulham forward Ross McCormack and this could pave the way for Ayew to leave the club. It is understood that the striker is keen on a move back to the Premier League.

From a West Ham point of view, Jordan Ayew is a bit of a mixed bag. He has scored some spectacular goals in the past but there are questions surrounding his discipline.

Hammers fans witnessed this when Villa visited the Boleyn Ground last season. An innocent tussle with Aaron Cresswell ended in Ayew lashing out with his elbow and getting sent off as a result.

The club are understood to be on the lookout for at least two new forwards ahead of the new season.

Andre Ayew is set to be one of them and the marquee striker is still a bit of a mystery at this particular moment in time. Jonathan Calleri is also set to join the club so if both Ayew brothers do sign, West Ham will have a lot of strength in depth up front which is needed considering the club’s potentially packed fixture list this season.

Although Hammers fans will be calling for a top quality striker to arrive at the club, £8 million for Jordan Ayew could be too good an opportunity to miss.