'Money Boys' Legon Cities sign Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan
The former Black Stars captain is completed his sensational move to the Capital based club ahead of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season, Kickgh.com can exclusively confirm.
Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities FC have secured the services of former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan for their season's campaign after a fruitful negotiations.
Kickgh.com can authoritatively confirm that the 34-year-old has penned down a contract with the Royals after reaching an agreement with the club.
Gyan who was heavily linked with a move to Asante Kotoko — a club he publicly confessed to play before announcing his retirement — has accepted a mouthwatering package from Legon Cities FC.
He opted to sign a contract with the Accra based club after holding talks with Board Chairman of Legon Cities and Lemla Group Mr Richard Kings Atikpo which Kickgh.com understands that Gyan pocketed $150,000 for his appearance at the meeting.
Gyan who is seen as nearing the twilight of his career has been without a club since last year after ending his stay at Indian club NorthEast United.
A move to his childhood dream club, Asante Kotoko has hit snag after the club failed to meet his demands which was reported to be around $500,000 for a two-year deal.
The iconic striker signing which help Coach Goran Barjaktarević side who was the least scoring team in the Ghana Premier League before the season was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The acquisition of the Africa's all-time FIFA World Cup top scorer will boost the commercial value of the Ghana Premier League following his global popularity in football.
Gyan is the most followed Ghanaian footballer on most social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Tellingly, in the age of influencers, Legon Cities FC have signed one of the most influential personalities in the world.
Gyan began his career in 2003 with Ghanaian Premier League club Liberty Professionals scoring ten goals in sixteen matches then spent three seasons with Serie A club Udinese via two seasons loan at Modena netting on fifteen occasions in 53 league matches and at Udinese where he scored 11 times in 39 league matches.
In 2008, Gyan joined Ligue 1 club Rennes, netting fourteen times in forty-eight league matches during his two-year stay at the club.
The veteran arrowhead joined English Premier League club Sunderland in 2010, breaking the club's transfer record and netting on ten occasions in thirty-four Premier League matches.
He joined Al Ain of the UAE Pro-League on loan and became the league's top-goalscorer, scoring 24 times in 27 matches in 2011.
Gyan permanently joined Al Ain and once again became the league's top-goalscorer while he helped Al Ain retain the UAE Pro-League title, scoring an impressive 28 goals in 32 matches. In the 2013/14 season, Gyan scored on 44 occasions in 40 matches with Al Ain.
Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team, with 51 goals and has represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.
With 6 goals, he is the top African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup.
Gyan has also represented Ghana at the 2004 Summer Olympics and in seven Africa Cup of Nations in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019, helping them finish in third-place in 2008 and runner-up in 2010 and 2015.
SOURCE : kickgh.com