Al-Ain unveil new signing Asamoah Gyan

Sunderland have admitted that they sent Asamoah Gyan on loan to UAE side Al Ain because of the huge financial benefits to the club.The Black Cats signed a world record loan deal of £6m for the striker on Saturday.Coach Steve Bruce on Saturday painted a picture that the Ghanaian striker engineering the move to the Gulf.This was designed to deflect Sunderland fans’ anger to the Ghanaian players as club officials would be accused of selling off their best assests.But Sunderland chairman Naill Quinn has admitted that they agreed the massive loan offer for the Ghanaian player because of the money the club would get from the deal.“They (Al Ain) were very professional but determined to sign the player and at this point we took a number of things into consideration,” Quinn said.

“The obvious economic benefits to our club in the terms of the final deal laid out to us.“The forthcoming African Nations Cup, which would have meant losing Asamoah for up to six weeks in the New Year.”Sunderland were desperate to blame Gyan for the move but it is now clear that they were also interested in the financial benefits.While the club were seeking their financial benefits, many would argue that Gyan was also right to seek his reward especially when he was on a very low salary of £20, 000 per week.

As compared to other top strikers in the Premier League Gyan is probably the lowest paid despite his massive efforts for Sunderland.His quest to get a pay rise was flatly turned down by Sunderland in March.
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