The General Captain of Ghana Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, has joined the Ghanaian Premier League side Legon Cities FC on a four-year deal and expected to be announced in the coming hours.
Gyan, who has been without a club since January, has agreed on a deal with the Accra-based club after Asante Kotoko failed to meet his demands.
According to sources, the four-year deal is worth US$250,000 a year, meaning the former Sunderland strike will earn about $1 million dollars in salary in the period – this is a record in the local transfer.
Gyan also pocketed $150k as an appearance fee at the meeting.
The 34-year-old has signed a contract with the Royals after reaching successful negotiations with Board Chairman of Legon Cities and Lemla Group Mr. Richard Kings Atikpo.
As part of the deal, Gyan has asked the Ghana Premier League side to sign teenage sensation Mathew Cudjoe.
Cudjoe played on loan last season at Kotoko but the Porcupine Warriors could not sign him on a permanent deal.
The 34-year-old is returned to the local league, 17 years after leaving Liberty Professionals.
He has gone on to play in the Premier League with Sunderland and dominated United Arab Emirates league. The Al Ain striker won the league’s golden boot three times.
Gyan has scored 51 goals for the Black Stars since his debut in 2003.
Gyan who was heavily linked with a move to giants Kumasi Asante Kotoko has rather swerved and accepted a juicy deal from Accra-based Legon Cities FC.
A move to his childhood dream club, Asante Kotoko never went through after both parties failed to agree on terms.
Gyan has been without a club since 2019 after ending his stay at Indian club NorthEast United.
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.
Though there has not been an official announcement, Legon Cities tweeted a while ago that something big is coming up.
Here is their tweet