Swansea City have signed Aston Villa’s Ghana forward Jordan Ayew in an exchange deal that sees their Wales left back Neil Taylor joining the Championship (second-tier) club, the Premier League outfit said on Tuesday.

Swansea will pay an undisclosed fee as part of the transfer, with Ayew signing a 3-1/2-year contract at the Liberty Stadium.

Ayew is on duty with Ghana at the African Nations Cup and will not be available for Swansea until the Black Stars return from the tournament. They face Cameroon in the semi-finals on Thursday, while the final takes place on Sunday.

The 25-year-old, brother of West Ham’s ex-Swansea striker Andre Ayew, got 10 goals – including one against his new club – in 58 games for Villa, who he joined from French side Lorient in July 2015.