Asamoah Gyan: Taking pay cut to remain at Kayserispor is not misplaced

Published on: 09 July 2018

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has defended his decision to accept a pay cut to remain at Turkish side Kayserispor.

Gyan who is in his last year with the side agreed to slash down his wage as a reward to the support he has received from the fans of  Kayserispor.

The former Sunderland player was on a £227,000 per week in China between 2015 and 2017.

Although he was rumoured to be on his way out of Kayserispor following concerns about his earnings as compared with his performance.

“I’ve explained the situation leading to my decision for a pay cut to the administration. I believe it was an unfair profit [for me] after the first season, so I offered a refund," Gyan said as quoted by Ghanaweb.

“Ahead of the upcoming season, we've had a discount in my contract and I’m going to play for one portion out of three as compared to my previous contract. It is well deserving due to the factors.

“I cannot leave the club and the love of the fans without a reward since I believe I’ll return to my old days [next season],” he added.