Jordan Ayew signed for Villa in the summer transfer window of 2015.
He expected a slow start as he gave media interviews shortly after his arrival.
Ayew preached patience and he was spot on as he came on strong after a few months in claret and blue.
Ayew was in and out of the side at the beginning but soon became one of the first names on the teamsheet as he showed industry and passion in abundance.
He finished the season with seven goals, his highlight strikes coming against Newcastle, West Ham and Watford.
On arrival, the 24-year-old forward became the third player from Ligue 1 to join the club, following in the footsteps of Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Amavi from Lille and Nice respectively.
He described himself as the "luckiest man in the world" after heading to B6 on a permanent deal.
He also revealed that it took him mere seconds to pick Villa.
Jordan also followed his brother, Andre, who headed to the Premier League from Marseille.
Ayew is seen as a very hot prospect and someone who will only improve in the coming years.
He started out at Marseille as a trainee in 2006 and played for Lorient in July 2014 before his switch to England.