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Ghana Premier League: Legon Cities PRO Rubbishes $1m Payment To Asamoah Gyan

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Legon Cities coach with Asamoah Gyan
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Legon Cities coach with Asamoah Gyan

Communications Director of Legon Cities FC, Kwame Dwomoh Agyemang has dismissed reports suggesting his outfit paid over $1million for the services of Asamoah Gyan.

Gyan, 34, completed a move to the Ghana Premier League on local transfer deadline day ahead of the new football season.

A million-dollar has been quoted in the media space as the amount paid by Legon Cities for the signature of the services of the former Sunderland and Kayserispor forward.

But in an interview, Kwame Dwomoh Agyemang said that the contract between the two parties is performance-based.

He stressed that the deal could be extended for a further year should Gyan meet certain clauses enshrined in the contract.

“Gyan will play for us this season and if things go on well there is the possibility that he will stay with us for another season. Gyan’s contract is structured, we have seen a lot of things in the media but that isn’t the case," he told Accra based Vision 1 FM.

“We can’t disclose the amount he is going to take even the Europeans do not do that. What we normally hear are speculations from the media. There is no club that will disclose the salary of a player because it is confidential.”

“What I can say is that he signed a performance-based contract,” he said.

Gyan was clubless after leaving Indian Super League, NorthEast United FC side in January this year.

He is expected to use his experience to help the club to make an impact in the upcoming football season.

The move sees Gyan return to the Ghana Premier League for the first time since leaving Liberty Professionals in 2003.

Gyan's is Ghana's all-time leading goal scorer and Africa's top scorer in FIFA World Cup.

Legon Cities will begin their 2020/21 Ghana Premier League campaign with a home game against Berekum Chelsea at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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