2014 World Cup: Al Ain offer Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan bumper new two-year deal
UAE giants Al Ain are ready to hand striker Asamoah Gyan a bumper new deal to ward off interest from his suitors.
Gyan has two years left on his current contract and the dethroned Arabian Gulf League champions to lock him into a fresh deal until 2018.
The Ghana captain, who is at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, was a target of English Premier League and some Europeans clubs during the January transfer window.
Gyan has deferred talks about his future until after the tournament in Brazil this summer but Al Ain officials are confident their star striker will put pen to paper.
“He has two years left and we have made a new contract for him to stay maybe for another two years,” board member Mohammed Obaid Al Dhaheri told Sport360°.
“I think he is happy to stay in the team and every time he has [been asked if] he wants to finish [his career] here in Al Ain, he’s said he is happy to stay. I think Gyan will stay next year, sure.”
Al Dhaheri added: “He has two years left on his contract and we have offered two years more.
“To stay six years I think for him is a good time for a professional player to stay.”
Gyan has been an unparalleled success in the UAE following his initial loan move from Premier League side Sunderland in 2011.
The Ghanaian has gone on to score 104 goals in all competitions, and Al Dhaheri is confident there will be plenty more to come.
“He likes it here and he is happy here in Al Ain. I think any player who comes would be happy,” he said.
If Gyan does remain at Al Ain next season he will be joined by a host of new recruits.
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