Ghana's all time top goalscorer Asamoah Gyan completes move to Legon Cities

Published on: 31 October 2020

Ghana's all-time top goalscorer, Asamoah Gyan has returned to the Ghana Premier League after completing a deal to Legon Cities FC on the transfer deadline day.

The 34-year-old sealed the deal on Friday night after meeting the club President of the ambitious side to conclude the deal.

The former Black Stars captain has completed his sensational move to the Capital based club ahead of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season.

Gyan, 34, was on the verge of joining Asante Kotoko ahead of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season but the move has stalled due to high demands of the player.

The experienced forward has been a free agent since January after being released by North East United has been on the hunt for a new club.

However, a deal between the former Sunderland and Kayserispor forward and Legon Cities has been agreed ahead of the new football season.

As part of the deal, Gyan’s management team asked for teenage sensation Mathew Anim Cudjoe to be signed as well.

Cudjoe played on loan last season at Kotoko but the Porcupine Warriors could not sign him on a permanent deal but has joined the club.

Reports suggest that Gyan will earn about $1 million in salary over his four-year contract as he will receive an annual salary of $250,000.

Gyan's arrival at the club will help Coach Goran Barjaktarević side who was the least scoring team in the Ghana Premier League before the season was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team, with 51 goals and has represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.

With 6 goals, he is the top African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup.

Gyan has also represented Ghana at the 2004 Summer Olympics and in seven Africa Cup of Nations in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019, helping them finish in third place in 2008 and runner-up in 2010 and 2015.

He has gone on to play in Premier League with Sunderland and dominated United Arab Emirates league. The former Al Ain striker won the league's golden boot three times.