Asamoah Gyan confirms broken-down talks to join Galatasaray

Asamoah Gyan almost joined Galatasaray

Asamoah Gyan almost joined Galatasaray

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has confirmed he almost sealed a surprise move back to Europe to join Galatasaray.

The Turkish giants made an offer to sign the Black Stars captain from Al Ain this off-season.

Galatasaray had promised to pay Gyan a weekly wage of around 150,000 Euros to make him one of the highest earners in the club alongside Didier Drogba.

But this is quite far from the amount being given the 27-year-old at his oil-rich UAE club Al Ain.

As a result, talks broke down and the prospective deal to have Ghana’s leading striker to return to Europe vanished.

The former Sunderland striker has now confirmed holding talks with the Turkish club after hitting a brace to help Ghana hold Turkey to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night in Istanbul.

“I had the opportunity to come here but it didn’t go through,” Gyan said.

“As a footballer things happen, if you do well definitely there will be teams attracted to you.

“What I have to say is my opportunity coming here didn’t happen and so I had to just continue with my career and I am happy with what I am doing now.”

Gyan has enjoyed immense success since joining Al Ain two seasons ago.

He has won back-to-back league titles in the UAE while emerging top scorer on two successive occasions.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. THANK GOD WE ARE NOT GAYS says:

    Being highest scorer in the UAE league is not an achievement.

    • Kwaku Tee says:

      Don’t be hasty in your judgement I was one of those who had such an opinion but hei the guy is scoring more goals since he went to the Arab world.It seems he is able to rest more in Al Ain and get more energy to play for the BS.

  2. Body says:

    big man take a look at his performance on the international scene.the guy is simply good.haters just admit the fact.

  3. confusion says:

    man please make a move, this is the time for you to show the world your striking ability, UAE’s league is not all that competitive

  4. Saha says:

    We Thank God that we are a ghanaians

  5. Pk dee says:

    @gay man-wht abt being de 3rd highest paid african player aftr Eto n yaya ture?after al othr top african countries culdnt pay their coaches so wht abt their players?very poor then!beta to asmoah than…….???????.

  6. bawah says:

    Man make a move Europe is the center of the world as they say!

  7. mash says:

    Asamoah don’t mind dem make all d money till u stop playing and join don kings in boxing world.born to explode

  8. Sam Praise says:

    He’s simply defenders nightmare, he can do a lot of damage in 5min and with 90mins, zambia is dead! Tell me the defense that can handle Dede, Kwedwo Asamoah, Sulley, Wakaso and Gyan? Infact this match would have meant nothing to us but for the fact they are making so much noise, we will take permission from fifa to buried them alive! Mass burial! R.I.P zambia!

  9. donking says:

    beiby jet, u a simply unstoppable, we know as u ve started dis ur scoring booth, u wll surely make us proud against zambia, ur 2 goals awaits u, asa

  10. African Consciousness says:

    Stay healthy in mind and the body will follow. Be patient, break the Ghana goal king record, that will bring cheap publicity. Keep playing well and scoring goals and the big contract will come to you. It does not matter where you are if you are getting the job done they will find you.

    Neymer classic example. Look at what patience did for him, 5 years and a cool 74 million, euros, dollars? what difference does it make!

    Lead Ghana to the World Cup and do well, score some goals and you will be right where you choose to be. Keep cherishing your team-mates treat them well, like family and they will fight with you right to the top. Good job my brother. Long live Africa.

    PS Ivory Coast’s Coach better get it together, their match against Mexico was a disgrace an embarrassment to West African football. Come on 1-4?

  11. African Consciousness says:

    Stay healthy in mind and the body will follow. Be patient, break the Ghana goal king record, that will bring cheap publicity. Keep playing well and scoring goals and the big contract will come to you. It does not matter where you are if you are getting the job done they will find you.

    Neymar classic example. Look at what patience did for him, 5 years and a cool 74 million, euros, dollars? what difference does it make!

    Lead Ghana to the World Cup and do well, score some goals and you will be right where you choose to be. Keep cherishing your team-mates treat them well, like family and they will fight with you right to the top. Good job my brother. Long live Africa.

    PS Ivory Coast’s Coach better get it together, their match against Mexico was a disgrace an embarrassment to West African football. Come on 1-4?

  12. Koby says:

    @ African Consciousness. I used to be a regular here but I stopped coming here when this forum denigrated to be us against them. And when I take a look around, a lot of regulars feel the same way as I do.

    But I’ll say 4 a very long time, African Consciousness, your post has been one of the best that I’ve read @ this forum. Kudos, bro, u hit it right on the head!