Legendary Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is committed to joining Ghana Premier League giants Asante Kotoko, according to fresh reports in the Ghanaian landscape.
The 34-year-old has said in the past that he would rep the Porcupine Warriors before he hangs his boots and Kotoko’s new hierarchy are convinced that the time is here to lure the three-time FIFA World Cup striker to play for the club.
If Gyan signs for Kotoko he will follow in the footsteps of his big brother Baffour Gyan who also featured for the club in the 2010/11 season.
Gyan, who has scored in all 9 international competitions he has featured in for Ghana, is a revered figure within the rank and file of Ghanaian football fraternity and would be warmly welcome to Kumasi.
He began his account in the 2006 World Cup, where he scored against the Czech Republic. In the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), he scored against Guinea. Then he scored three more goals at the 2010 AFCON, then three at the 2010 World Cup. He scored in the 2012 AFCON, then when the tournament switched to odd years in 2013, he scored again, this time against Niger. He scored twice in the 2014 World Cup, then again he scored in the 2015 AFCON. In 2017 AFCON, his ninth consecutive international tournament, he scored against Mali.
Kotoko new Chief Executive Officer Nana Yaw Amponsah and head coach Maxwell Konadu are bent on building a winnable squad at the club and are locked in negotiations with key players including former Hearts of Oak forward Joseph Esso, Shafui Mumuni, Abdul Latif Anabila, Justice Blay and now Asamoah Gyan.
Gyan has experience in playing in the Ghanaian top-flight after beginning his career with Liberty Professionals where he netted 10 times in 16 appearances for the Scientific Soccer Lads in 2003.
The former Sunderland, Stade de Rennes and Udinese forward is expected to arrive in Kumasi to hold further talks with officials of the club about the move.
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