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Al Ain to decide Gyan future at the end of season

Published on: 23 February 2012

Al Ain chief executive Carlo Nohra says a decision on Asamoah Gyan’s long-term future will not be made until the end of the season.

Gyan - who retired from international duty with Ghana last week - will be in action tonight as The Boss take on Dubai in Group A of the Etisalat Cup, looking for the win that could seal their passage to the semi-finals.

The Ghanaian loan star has scored 12 goals in 13 games since signing from Sunderland in September and will be watched from the stands of the Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium by representatives of the English Premier League side.

Sunderland chief executive Margaret Byrne and Academy Manager Ged McNamee are in the Garden City to discuss a potential link-up between the two clubs and not the permanent transfer of Gyan.

Nohra said: "The Gyan deal is a completely separate story, the loan agreement will expire in June and closer to the time we will make a decision on what we are going to do with it.”

Byrne and McNamee were shown round Al Ain’s facilities by Nohra yesterday as they look into the possibility of a tie-up similar to the one The Boss have with Spanish club Atletico Madrid, that has seen their coaches visit the Pro-League leaders’ youth academy recently.

"Part of the Gyan agreement was to activate certain exchanges between our teams, and other things, and it was just exploring that possibility,” Nohra said.

"It’s more at a youth level, the gentleman I was with was the director of their Academy. I was showing them the premises, things like that."

Elsewhere tonight, Diego Maradona’s Al Wasl travel to RAK to face Emirates, knowing they need a win to keep their last four hopes alive.

Wasl know that if The Boss win at home to Dubai, and they leave Emirates with anything less than three points they are out.

However, they would move into second-place behind Al Jazira with a win, should the other game end in a draw.



This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Adangabe says:
    February 23, 2012 09:18 am
    Nonsense!rather give us more insight into the Glo League.
  • Jesse says:
    February 23, 2012 09:33 am
    Sunderland keep blaming Gyan that he left them when they needed him the most but that is a big joke.How can you have a CONTRACT binding someone and claim he left you.The money was right for Quin their chairman and he grabbed it when Al Ain came with the offer.Gyan had to leave because Bruce was not willing to buy quality players after Bent and Welbeck left.Who will not be willing to take 200,000 dollars a week compared a meagre 15,000 pounds with tax inclusive while a lazy Bendter will be receiving higher on loan from Arsenal?How many goals has he scored so far?People don't know the details of Gyan's departure and open their mouth to just make noise.In England especially,football is business.Gyan took the decision after consulting his family and well wishers so let everyone respect that.Afterall,there is life after football.Gyan will return to Sunderland I June and at the end of the season will maybe be signed by Everton.
  • Chris opoku: SA. says:
    February 23, 2012 10:12 am
    @jesse, your right bro, that is wisdom is legal money no court of law will jail him.
  • benyvv says:
    February 23, 2012 10:28 am
    @Jesse-Say it again.There some insipid,kook mindset individual who would have played tantrum if there were in Gyan'S shoes for the sake of the money. l have said this before,NEIL QUIN stipulated categorically that Gyan's deal was a good bussines. l don't get it when l read some shallow minds slaughtering Gyan. David levi would not sell luka Mordric at any price to Chelsea and vow to let Mordric rot on bench when Mordric pen in transfer request. On the other hand NEIL QUINN would not hesitate to cash in on GYAN. I would not be surprised if NEIL QUINN decides to cash in on Gyan . For those who have developed an insatiable hatred and slaughter for Gyan, do read NICOLAS ANELKA'S interview on and you will prove Gyan right though your opinion would not make any odds to GYAN.
  • bbc says:
    February 23, 2012 06:09 pm
    Gyan please be smart even though money makes you happy. If you are not lucky and get dump by this team believe me you done. Great players are those who stayed in a competative league so wise up. Never stop dreaming of playing for Barcelona, real madrid, chelsea, man u and AC milan one day but that takes a lot of sacrifice to get there. You have the pontential to achieve more but those advicing you right now are only interested in your money.