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25.10.2020 Football News

Ghana Premier League: Asamoah Gyan Agrees Four-Year Deal With Legon Cities FC, Set To Pocket $1m

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 26: Asamoah Gyan of Ghana celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between USA and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on June 26, 2010 in Rustenburg, South Africa. (Photo by Paul Gilham - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
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RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 26: Asamoah Gyan of Ghana celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between USA and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on June 26, 2010 in Rustenburg, South Africa. (Photo by Paul Gilham - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

General captain of the senior national team, the Black Stars of Ghana, Asamoah Gyan has agreed a four-year deal with Ghana Premier League side, Legon Cities FC.

Gyan, 34, was on the verge of joining Asante Kotoko ahead of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season but the move has stalled due to high demands of the player.

Gyan, who has been a free agent since January after being released by North East United has been on the hunt for a new club.

A deal between the former Sunderland and Kayserispor forward and Legon Cities has been agreed, with the official club announcement the only thing remaining.

As part of the deal, Gyan’s management team asked for teenage sensation Mathew Anim Cudjoe to be signed as well.

Multiple media reports suggest that Gyan will also earn about $1 million in salary over his four-year contract as he will receive an annual salary of $250,000.

Gyan's arrival at the club will 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.

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.

Meanwhile, Legon Cities have also signed Asante Kotoko youngster, Matthew Anim Cudjoe.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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