Jordan Ayew has joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan from Championship club Swansea City, the club has confirmed.

The 26-year-old striker, brother of ex-West Ham and Swans forward André Ayew, arrives back in the Premier League following a two-year with the Welsh club.

He was named their players’ player of the season last campaign after scoring 11 times – including home and away to the Eagles.

Ayew said: “I am very pleased to be here. It’s been a long transfer window but finally I got a move. The important thing for me now is to get fit and to be in good shape, and I know the manager wants to use me up front and make things happen.

“The manager, chairman and sporting director all made an effort for me to be here today, so I have to thank them.

“I chose to come to Palace to continue improving. It’s a step up for me and I’m ready for the challenge and to get to where I think I can get to.”

He signed on transfer deadline day and follows the recent captures of Cheikhou Kouyaté, Max Meyer, and Vicente Guaita.

Crystal Palace will travel to newcomers Fulham on the first day of the 2018/19 Premier League season at Craven Cottage on August 11.