Watch Live Matches

Asamoah Gyan arrives in UAE to finalize Al-Ain move

Published on: 10 September 2011

Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has arrived in the Uuited Arab Emirates to finalize his shock move to Al-Ain, can reveal.

He arrived in the country early on Sunday morning to complete the shock move.

The 25-year-old boarded a special chartered flight from Newcastle provided for by the Abu-Dhabi club after Sunderland agreed to  a one-year loan deal on Saturday.

The Ghana striker was met on arrival by the officials and teeming fans of his new club at the Abu-Dhabi international airport in the early hours of Sunday.

The move came as a shock to many as the Sunderland record signing is only into his second of a four-year contract signed when joining from French club Stade Rennes.


This article has 14 comment(s), give your comment
  • lloyd says:
    September 10, 2011 10:13 pm
    Backward step, who advises these players?
  • annn says:
    September 10, 2011 10:55 pm
    you now see why they can never be like Messi and Ronaldo? music music...
  • rabai says:
    September 11, 2011 12:02 am
    hmm,you guys are funny,Gyan has made the right decision of his life.looking at what is happening to essien and muntari and knowing that age is not on his side he want to cash in big time before the unfortunate u guys know how much he will be paid weekly.i will not say it but trust me no ghanain player has ever smelled that cash is all about the decisions you take and at what particular time.who said Gyan is 25 years?am just hoping he will utilise the money he gets and never behave like the muntaris who will decide to charter plan from south africa over $100,000.why will samuel eto decide to go to russia,i guess he hi the highest paid player in the univers now.
  • Blow says:
    September 11, 2011 01:12 am
    Gyan is a lazy player, he is running to a league where there is no pressure but pleasure.....the high-life.I saw this coming when he started to feign injury so as not to be selected by Bruce.One day wonder-boy! you are out of form.
  • chaleboii says:
    September 10, 2011 05:49 pm
    hmmmm Asamoah Gyan paaaaaaaaa my boiii! I pray that You will do better there and come back BOOSTED in a better shape !
  • Kwak says:
    September 11, 2011 01:58 am
    That is really a bad decision
  • MUNRO1 says:
    September 10, 2011 08:00 pm
    Bad English!! This reads as 'the Abu-Dhabi club from Newcastle' when they are not! Try 'chartered flight from Newcastle,provided for by the Abu-Dhabi club' Happy to help!!
  • Sabato says:
    September 10, 2011 08:51 pm
    So now it's a fact that our so called snr strikers in the Black stars cannot perform in the bigger football leagues in Europe.Matthew Amoah went to Germany n culd not pe4om.Prince Tagoe was in Germany n he failed n now wht do we hear? Our trusted Gyan has moved 4rm ENGLAND 2 UAE 2 play what, CRICKET? Oh Gyan! I shock self. The J Ayews,R. B Yiadoms, Kingsley Boatengs and the Abdul Warris are our hope.
  • Kwame says:
    September 10, 2011 09:38 pm
    Sabato is a moronic Nigerian... STFU Idiot! Gyan will score on you again in october...
  • Peewee says:
    September 10, 2011 09:39 pm
    What is wrong with this boy? How is he going to deuelop as a player in a place like that. Its all money, money, money...
  • Mikael Fante, China. says:
    September 11, 2011 09:05 am
    And ronaldo and messi cannot be like him cos their all football, football and girls.Asa more Vim!!!
  • kox says:
    September 11, 2011 11:13 am
    When a player said to be '26' years moves from EPL to UAE League, I than doubt his age. For his actions same to look like one of a 'Veteran Star'. MR., PLEASE HOW OLD ARE YOU FOR REAL? This 'might be' the only logical reason for such a HEART-BREAKING MOVE. BabyJet, why??? (I Pray God Protects and Guide You there and Back to the EPL. IF YOU REGRET YOUR MOVE, PRAY TO GOD, HE WOULD ANSWER. NOT MAN!!)
  • cofie says:
    September 11, 2011 02:58 pm
    It is his own funeral.
  • I-Jah says:
    September 11, 2011 08:50 pm
    Eto'o moved to a "no-name" club in the COLD Russian wilderness for 20M Euros. Asamoah Gyan could potentially earn $10M a year. I wonder which of you judgmental "hypocrites" will turn down even $1M a year to take any crappy job.... say in Afghanistan, Iran or North Korea? Let's be's all 'bout dem BENJAMINS!!!!!!