Posted On Saturday, 20th April 2013
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has cast doubt over his future in the UAE saying he is not sure whether he would stay with Al Ain next season after helping them win their second league title in a row.
The Black Stars captain says winning back-to-back UAE Pro League titles with Al Ain has vindicated his move from the English Premier League.
The attacker scored all three goals on Thursday as Al Ain defeated Dubai 3-0 to clinch their 11th UAE title with four matches remaining.
Al Ain also became the first side to win successive championships since the Pro League’s inception in 2008 thanks to Gyan’s heroics.
Gyan signed a four-year deal with the Garden City club last summer following a successful loan spell from Sunderland, but hinted he was undecided on his long-term plans.
“We don’t really know at the moment, we have to finish this season, go for holidays and hopefully we will see next season because we’ve got quality players capable of winning,” the 27-year-old said when asked if he would be at Al Ain next season.
The Ghana international feels he has proven himself at Al Ain as his third goal at the Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium on Thursday night was his 50th league strike in just 38 appearances.
“I think I’ve proved myself and I’ve proved to my fans what I’m capable of,” Gyan said.
“I came here in a controversial move to the UAE and since then I’ve been able to prove myself.
“I’m really, really happy with my performance here. I won the top scorer last year and this year we haven’t finished the league but I’m still leading the league and it’s a great achievement for me.”
The former Sunderland and Rennes striker has 56 in all competitions since heading to the UAE 19 months ago.