Former Sunderland man misses European football.
Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has spelled out his desire to return to the continent by claiming that he misses European football, Sky Sports reports.
The 27-year-old left Sunderland to join United Arab Emirates club Al Aln in 2011 and though he has settled in well and made a name for himself in front of goal, he still can’t keep football in Europe off his mind.
Gyan spent a solitary season on Wearside where he cut a popular figure amongst fans, scoring 11 goals in 34 appearances and delighting fans with his athleticism and joie de vivre.
He has been a veritable goal machine since moving to the UAE, at first on loan and then last season permanently, bagging 52 goals in just 44 games, but he apparently sees his future elsewhere.
“I have won two titles here. I am scoring goals, but I’m not playing in front of 50,000 fans,” he said. “I am missing European football sometimes, but don’t get me wrong I am happy here and it’s nice to be here.”
“However, if there is a possibility to return to a very good European club then of course I would take the opportunity. It would be very exciting to score goals again in a European league.”
He is even in prolific form for Ghana, scoring four goals in nine games so far this year. Rated at just £5 million, he has experience in France, England and Italy, and could provide a good attacking option for a club not wanting to break the bank this summer.