There was a feint sense of ridiculousness about Liverpool teenager Jordan Williams joining Jordan Henderson, and in the process replacing fellow Reds youngster Jordan Rossiter, on the Anfield pitch in last season’s Capital One Cup clash with Middlesbrough, particularly with Jordon Ibe on loan with Derby at the time.
However, it seems Aston Villa are determined to Jordan-up even more comprehensively this summer, with two signed, one reportedly on the way and another still on Tim Sherwood’s transfer radar.
Here’s a run through Villa’s potential fist full of Jordans:
Despite rumoured interest from Chelsea, who need a new left-back now Filipe Luis has gone back to Atletico Madrid, this Jordan landed in the Midlands earlier this month in a deal reportedly worth £10m to his old club Nice.
Only holding-midfielder Nampalys Mendy started as many of Les Aiglons’ Ligue 1 fixtures as Amavi’s 36 last term, and the 21-year-old has been tipped to force his way into France’s squad for next summer’s European Championships.
This Jordan has followed brother and former Marseille teammate Andre to the Premier League this summer, with the older Ayew set to turn out for Swansea next term having completed a free transfer in June.
His 23-year-old sibling only left Stade Velodrome for Lorient 12 months ago, but after banging in 12 goals in 26 Ligue 1 games last term, Villa were moved to pay somewhere north of £8m for his services earlier this week.
Determined to be the kings of the name game, Villa are thought to be winning a race with fellow moniker-hoarders Liverpool for this Jordan, who currently plies his trade in midfield for another French club, this time Nantes.
Les Canaries chairman Waldemar Kita has practically confirmed that the 22-year-old will be moving to an English club, and could set Sherwood and co back another £10m.
The trail on this Jordan has gone a bit quiet since reports a month ago that Villa were ready to test Charlton with a bid for the 21-year-old’s services.
Midfielder Cousins started 43 of the Addicks’ 46 Championship fixtures last term, bagging three goals and laying on the same number of assists.