Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew admits his failure to make a mark in the French Ligue 1 with Olympique Marseille, despite spending a number of years in France from 2009.
The Ghana star was shipped from one club to another including Sochaux (on loan) and then a transfer to Lorient. He finally proved his potential at the latter with 12 goals, which is where Villa scouted him.
“Everywhere I have played, I’ve succeeded apart from Marseille,” Ayew told RMC.
“I do not regret it because I believe a lot in destiny. Today, I’m happy. What happened at Marseille is over. I do not think I’m a bad boy and I have the qualities.
“In England, I arrived and nobody knew me but it was better that way. My whole family is happy,” he added.
Ayew helped Aston Villa earn a point with a great volley against Newcastle.
He’s scored four goals in 13 appearances, one more than Benin international Rudy Gestede in the club’s table this season.