Jordan Ayew is hoping to continue his development during his loan spell with Crystal Palace after agreeing a switch from Swansea on Thursday.
The Ghanaian was Swansea’s top scorer last term but his 11 goals weren’t enough to keep the Welsh outfit in the top flight.
The forward has been angling for a move away from the Liberty Stadium all summer and he finally got his wish late on transfer deadline day.
The 26-year-old will spend 2018-19 with Roy Hodgson’s Palace as they look to build on last term’s 11th-place finish.
Ayew, who still needs to get up to full match fitness, believes he can continue to improve with the Eagles, who are priced at 6.50 to be relegated, and insists he is excited for the challenge ahead.
“I am very pleased to be here. It’s been a long transfer window but finally I got a move,” he told reporters.
“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 am looking forward to playing with the boys and meet the fans, and hopefully it’ll be a good season.
“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.”