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Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan extends Al Ain deal, to remain in UAE until 2018

Ghana striker presented to the press after signing the contract extension at Al Ain

Ghana striker presented to the press after signing the contract extension at Al Ain

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has signed a new contract extension at Al Ain in a deal which will keep him at the UAE club until 2018 and to diffuse any thoughts of his return to Europe.

The Black Stars captain was presented to the media shortly after signing the new deal in Dubai.

Gyan had only returned for pre-season training on Monday having been granted an extended leave in his native country after playing for the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The 28-year-old signed for the Dubai-based club on an initial loan deal from English Premier League club, Sunderland in 2011.

He however reached a deal with the club and the Black Cats make his initial loan move permanent and signed a four-year contract in the summer of 2012.

Gyan has been sensational for the Boss since his arrival – powering the side to back-to-back league titles with his aplenty goals.

The club’s board have now moved quickly to secure the future of their lethal striker by extending his deal to two more years upon hints of interest from clubs in Europe where many believe the former Udinese man belongs.

Gyan in his response, told his official website; asamoahgyan3.com moments after signing the deal that: “I am very happy to extend my contract here until 2018 and I thank the club’s board, management and all the fans for their support.

“I have been happy here since I arrived in 2011 and I hope to help the side to keep winning.”

Gyan has scored over a 100 goals for Al Ain and is currently the leading scorer in the Asian Champions League with 10 goals.

He is expected to play his first game for his club on his return from holidays on Friday when Al Ain face Al Nasrr in the club’s annual International friendly tournament.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. jeff says:

    Yes lets him stay there,
    that league suits him better because its for lazy people like him.
    viva S.REGION

  2. papa nkrumah says:

    Very confusing decision. He’s already proved he’s one of the best strikers in Arabia. One of the best Ghanaian and African strikers. I was hoping he would be hungry for more. I guess he feels he has already overachieved.

  3. kaybee says:

    He is a Ghana player, not a club team kind of guy

  4. Jimmy says:

    Guy will be close to 40 years by the next four years. He is not stupid.

  5. Pepper says:

    Who cares, if he likes he can naturalize and become an Arab, that is his chewing stick..

  6. Dr Who says:

    Gyan has nothing to prove in europe..He had played in the premiership,french and italian league.what again?….its time to make money.

  7. Nana says:

    THE COMPETITION IN EUROPE IS TOO HIGH FOR HIM,SO LET HIM STAY THERE.HE HAS SAID IT BEFORE THAT ,THERE IS NOTHING FOR HIM TO PROVE IN EUROPE.THE RECORDS ARE THERE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE.
    SO LETS TAKE IT FROM THERE.

  8. Kwame Adu-Gyamfi says:

    Why is everyone hating in Gyan? He’s the greatest striker to ever come out of Ghana. He’s one of the best in the world. Why would he go to Europe where he’s already proven himself, may risk injury, and less pay??? He’s at the height of his form, leave him alone. I would do the same and I’m sure you would too.

  9. awass says:

    fuck all haters………!!!!!

  10. cofie says:

    everything about this guyz performance in any much is midiocre. n wonder he chose chea side. tweaaaa
    oooh and he is the captain of the great black stars. hmmmmm

  11. Alexander says:

    I am a Ghanian living in franfurt Germany,stop talking about Gyan and let him make his moneys.Europ is not his MOTHER land .we are all here for money.couse the time that he was in Europe,he did not gain many trophies like dubai .so please dont used ur FUCKing mouth to gass up Gyan,he is the man to deside where to end with his career.he got gold butt from Dubai.

  12. lion-fire says:

    $250,000 a week. Tax free. Less injury, easy decision. He won’t be ronaldo, or messi. Why waste time and energy and get hurt..wait patiently and hopefully play another world cup and increase record of best African striker

  13. Ansong says:

    HOW DO U EXPECT INCOMPETENT KUMASI COACH TO WIN ANY CUP? WHERE IN THE WORLD DO YOU APPOINT SOMEONE WHO NEVER COACH ANY TEAM IN HIS LIFE TO EXPERIMENT WITH THE NATIONAL TEAM? wise up.

  14. Rock says:

    Football is money these days. That’s why I have told my son not to waste much time on books. All he need to do, is to be fluent in English. I have already bought about 50 soccer balls waiting in my Garrage. Once he is 6 years, he will be going to Sports school and start playing soccer. His sister will also been doing the same. Why do I have to spend thousands of to send them to school to study Law, Science, Management and other Course. Football is money and I’m into that business, which will be my family business. Which school did Christiano Ronaldo and Messi attend? But look at today, they are the money makers through football. It is a waste of time to have your child well educated and earn peanults. Football is the best PhD, master Degree, Hons Degree, Bachelor Degree and Diploma today.

  15. selfmade says:

    Make the money because the game is big business now! Retire from there!!

    YENTIA OBIARA!!

  16. Gada says:

    stupid jeff is ur fada who is lazy stay away from this site useless brat

  17. jeff says:

    Gada,were u taught any manners in your life?You are very foolish.