Swansea & Aston Villa agree player swap How often do straight swaps happen between big clubs? Not oftenâ€¦ In this most quietest of January transfer windows, it looks almost certain now that Aston Villa and Swansea will swap two well known players. Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew is heading to Wales. And, in return, Aston Villa are receiving Welsh left back Neil Taylor. This has been confirmed by the transfers oracle, Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. Jordan Ayew to Swansea On the face of it, you feel SwanseaÂ have got the better part of the deal with Jordan Ayew always a talent with hype around him during his time in France. His record at Aston Villa is pretty mediocre at best and his last game in any competition, including AFCON with Ghana, was in October, at Reading. Nevertheless, his brother Andre Ayew was a success at Swansea and Paul Clement needs all the attacking options he can get on his hands right now. Neil Taylor to Aston Villa Neil Taylor has been at Swansea for six years where he has shared in huge successes and established himself in the Wales side. Eleven appearances this season in a poor Swansea defence have not helped his cause but no one will forget his goal for Wales v Russia at Euro 2016. Taylor could excel in the Championship but Aston Villa are 12 points offÂ relegation spots and eight from theÂ play off ones right now.