Soccer News of Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has been linked with a sensational return to the United Arab Emirates, with current champions Al Ahli believed to be his next destination, sources have told GHANAsoccernet.com
Gyan, 30, is currently in England to negotiate a move to an unnamed club after his hugely publicized move to Championship side Reading fell through.
The iconic Ghanaian skipper, who signed for Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG from Al Ain, is expected to replace Senegalese Moussa Sow.
According to reports in UAE, the Ghana legend is close to agreeing a deal with Al Ain’s rivals for a sensational return to the gulf, where he is a cult figure.
The former Sunderland frontman attained a legendary status during his four-year spell with the Garden Club, where he scored 128 goals in 123 matches to secure a number of major honours.
His 95 goals in 83 league matches from 2011-15 helped Al Ain clinch three top-flight titles. Gyan won three Golden Boot awards and scored the winner in the 2014 President’s Cup final against Ahli.
In 2014, Gyan was the Asian Champions League’s top scorer with 12 goals. He is also Ghana’s record goalscorer, with 48.
Gyan’s big money-move to Shanghai SIPG was severely affected by recurrent injuries, robbing him the chance to showcase his goal scoring prowess.
He could only find the back of the net seven times in 15 appearances lasts season.
The Ghana captain will link up with Cosmin Olaroiu, his coach at Al Ain for two season with reports suggesting the Romanian played a key role in his decision to return to the UAE.
According to multiple reports in the gulf region, the striker must pass a medical and the transfer will go through- though it’s on an initial loan spell.