Lille coach Herve Renard has moved to confirm that they have given up hope of signing Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew from Lorient this sumer.
The former Sochaux boss was eager to get reunited with the 23-year-old footballer at Grand Stade Metropole, but he has since been forced to admit defeat.
With Lorient placing a €12 million price tag on their prized asset and top European clubs casting admiring glances towards Jordan Ayew, Herve Renard was forced to turn his attention towards defensive reinforcements.
“Jordan is not part of our current possibilities,” the talented coach explained to L’Equipe. “Our priority is to recruit one or two defenders.”
It was Lorient who secured Ayew’s signature after the forward enjoyed a successful loan spell with Sochaux, and the striker went on to score 12 goals in 31 league appearances last season.
As a result, top European clubs started taking notice, with the player recently hinting he could move to Bundesliga amidst rumours linking him with quite a few clubs from Germany.