Sports News of Friday, 23 November 2018
Asamoah ‘BabyJet’ Gyan has unequivocally revealed that he was on the verge of joining English Premier League giants, Manchester City but injury collapsed his move.
The 33-year-old is one of the potent strikers the country has ever produced and has emerged as Africa’s top goal scorer in FIFA World Cup.
top European club chased him for his services due to his exploits and according to him, a deal to the Etihad Stadium fell through having initially agreed terms with the English Champions.
“I was close to joining Manchester City in 2008 but for an injury, I had agreed terms with them and negotiation went well, but I picked up an injury when I was playing for Ghana at the AFCON,” he said on Adom TV Fire for Fire show.
“I spoke to the Coach, and other top officials of the Club and everything was in line and I could have joined them just after the AFCON but because of the injury I couldn’t join.”
Gyan impressive display aided Ghana to play in the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.