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Gyan waiting for O'Neill's call on Sunderland future

Published on: 08 May 2012

Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan says he is still waiting for a call from manager Martin O'Neill over his return to the Stadium of Light.

Gyan is on loan at UAE Pro League side Al Ain but his stay ends at the end of the season this month.

The lack of communication between the 26-year-old and the Premier League club has put his future in serious doubt.

A delegation from the Wearside were sent to Al Ain to check on Gyan's progress but the Ghana star  revealed he is still waiting for O'Neill's call.

"I haven’t spoken to anybody (from Sunderland) since I’ve been here,” Gyan told a press conference on Tuesday.

"I heard the manager wanted to call me, I waited for his call but no call came… I am still here."

Gyan has had a successful loan spell having rattled in 19 goals to lead the scorers chart with two matches remaining.



This article has 21 comment(s), give your comment
  • JNR says:
    May 09, 2012 10:23 pm
    vs, i will advice you to research it further on why Gyan left Sunderland because HE DID ask to leave when Al ain laid out the financial package to his agent and that's when his head was turned. I'm very surprised you and jesse are in denial of this because it's common knowledge on why Gyan left Sunderland.
  • JNR says:
    May 09, 2012 10:19 pm
    Jesse, you're very ignorant to call me immature just because i spoke out about the loan deal of Gyan, let me break it down to you and vs.... If you guys are truly knowledgeable about football transfers then you will know that players agents do their talking for them. Firstly Al ain got in touch with Gyan's agent and laid out the financial proposition to him, he then got in touch with Gyan, so the deal was already agreed between the player and Al ain before they got in touch with Sunderland. Niall Quinn reluctantly had to accept it because Gyan(through his agent) told Sunderland he wants to move which Sunderland obliged even though they knew it was a bad move for them because they didn't have any recognised striker but also didn't want to keep an unhappy player at the club. If you doubt what i'm saying then dig deep into the matter and you will know what i mean. Both Steve Bruce and Niall Quinn said this in an interview. It's also common knowledge among Sunderland and football fans in England the reason why Gyan moved. If it was Sunderland's idea to offload him then how come they are reluctant to have him back? He decided to abandon ship for money in a league that's worse than the Thailand league and yet claims he moved to improve himself, YEAH RIGHT! I understand you are fans of Gyan and have to support him no matter what but stop being naive and accept the truth because the truth always sets your mind free. Also your naivety about the possibility of Gyan joining Everton is outrageous. If Everton were in a financial crisis, as you said they were then how come they had money to buy Jelavic and not save it to buy Gyan instead? The truth of the matter is, Everton DOESN'T want Gyan and neither does any established Premier club in England, maybe the promoted clubs but certainly not an established club like Everton, Fulham, Newcastle etc... Gyan's future lies elsewhere either in the UAE or somewhere in Europe.
  • jesse says:
    May 09, 2012 05:48 pm
    @JNR,You have wrote and fabricated things you have no clue of at all.How can Gyan go and broker a deal with another club when he is under contract that binds him.That would have been a breach of contract and the repercussions would have been huge.Every business person knows that and so please your contention that Gyan brokered the deal with the UAE side is half baked.That can never be true.They could have turned his head with a huge salary if he came but to say he brokered the deal gives me an idea about how immature you are your ignorance on the subject.Nial Quinn with arms wide open accepted the offer from the Arabs because to him it was good business and it helped Sunderland a great deal in their transfer. Yes i said Gyan will definately be playing next season in England or France that is what i said i know on authority, and i said Everton is most likely where he would go.Yes the chairman has come out that they are in some financial crisis and that they will not be active in the transfers unless they sell some players to fund their transfers.Aside this i see Gyans future at Goodison park.
  • vs says:
    May 09, 2012 09:01 am
    where did you get that info I never saw that anywhere gyan never asked to leave sunderlands board were the ones who brokered the deal without the managers consent
  • jesse says:
    May 08, 2012 10:36 pm
    @DOGO,I read your post earlier and you were spot on.Look at this fool called D-LIGHT,who jumps on the bandwagon.He has missed the plot even from the onset. Gyan was under contract and it was the greedy Nial Quinn that gave the green light for Gyan to go.I am happy now some discerning Ghanaians are waking up to smell the coffee and making intellectual arguments and not the lot of D-LIGHT,who knows nothing about the subject yet he is the first to comment. Gyan will go back to England and play in a top team next season.A stay in UAE is ruled out.Gyan will also return to the Black Stars and play penalties when we get one!!Keep the good work Gyan!Now you have plenty of dollars to.wooooooooooooow
  • jesse says:
    May 08, 2012 10:44 pm
    @DOGO,I really love your analysis of the subject at hand.These are the kind of people we want to see commenting on here and not critiques;people who cannot even manage their own life yet jump on here and tell others how they should run their life. I am very impressed at your point.Gyan wants to have an adventure and that is what he is at and yes money might also be a motivating factor but even if he is driven by money and so what?Who likes stones?Gyan said before his move to the UAE that ''he took the final decision about his move with his family'Those are the people that matter in his life and so those are the once he deemed fit to seek their consent.Gyan's life and career are solely his decision and let all respect it!
  • DOGO says:
    May 08, 2012 09:56 pm
    You misread my comment D LIGHT. I did not imply that Gyan was forced. I said, Just as you and i have the right to choose where ever we ply our trade, so does Gyan also has the right to decide on where to play his football. And so people should stop castigating him as if he is some kind of a greedy player. As far as I'm concern, i believe Gyan want to make the best out of his chosen career (football) by playing in any prominent league that comes his way before he retire in the near future. I don't see quest for money beign the reason behind his move. I believe if a prominent team in the spanish team comes knocking at his door for his service, he might go. What is so rewarding to be able to boast of playing in all major leagues in the world after your retirement? I beleive Gyan will have satisfaction after his retirement when he can boast of playing all over the world. Let the man be and lets rather pray for him to be successful. After all he is a Ghanaian.
  • JNR says:
    May 09, 2012 04:54 am
    Jesse, don't jump the gun yet. Gyan INITIATED the loan move behind Sunderland's back and they reluctantly accepted it because why keep an unhappy player at a club? He will be disruptive and sulk, so you might as well make some money from it. If you remember quiet frankly, Gyan was saying publicly all week about wanting to stay then on the Saturday before a premier league match, he was telling Steve Bruce he wasn't in the right frame of mind to play because his head has been turned and he wants to move. Steve Bruce was rightly furious because Gyan was the only recognised striker at the club then and yet he was demanding to move. Why do you think Sunderland and their fans keep saying they don't want him back? Because he betrayed them and left them in the time of need. If i also remember vividly, weren't you the same Jesse saying "ON AUTHORITY" you know Gyan will be moving to Everton? What happened there??? Oh i get it, Gyan don't seem to be better than Jelavic so Everton don't want him anymore? Hahaha.... You're incredible with your one sided biased opinion about Gyan and yet you call it "intellectual"? OH PLEASE...
  • JNR says:
    May 09, 2012 04:58 am
    Why would Sunderland be willing to match his wages at Al ain? You forgot he signed a CONTRACT with Sunderland therefore he will be on the same wage he was on when he signed. Besides he hasn't done ANYTHING to deserve any payrise.
  • JNR says:
    May 09, 2012 05:03 am
    @vs, Gyan DID abandon Sunderland when they needed him most. He was the only recognised striker at the club then and he ASKED for the move. Why would Sunderland keep an unhappy player at the club? I mean no club will do that because he will sulk all the time and that can be disruptive, so why not reluctantly let him go, which they did!
  • Chu says:
    May 08, 2012 06:55 pm
    H'ain't willing
  • DOGO says:
    May 08, 2012 06:24 pm
    Exactly what i was thinking. Why are people trying to castigate Gyan for his move to the UAE? Football is his chosen profession hence where ever he chooses to exhibit that profession should be decided only by him and no one else. A football team asked for his service and his mother team accepted the terms of the transfer and ultimately, the player himself accepted the terms of the move so what is the beef here. People should shut up because no one can force anybody to do what they don't want to do. Ghanaians talk too much with no substance.
  • vs says:
    May 08, 2012 05:22 pm
    surprised at some of the comments here gyan did nothing wrong his club accepted the deal and he agreed to go so why are people acting like he abandoned sunderland
  • Freeman osman says:
    May 08, 2012 02:41 pm
    @ ogya.and u would be happy when rots there right.try to reason up.
  • quarteygeorge says:
    May 08, 2012 01:51 pm
  • OGYA says:
    May 08, 2012 01:24 pm
    You will rot there
  • Chris opoku, SA: says:
    May 08, 2012 12:24 pm
    Make rightfull decision for yourself, don't listen to people. Your blessed
    May 08, 2012 11:40 am
  • kweku says:
    May 08, 2012 11:45 am
    real professional boy
  • Assisi says:
    May 08, 2012 11:01 am
    If Sunderland matches your wages in al ain, just come back.
  • D LIGHT says:
    May 08, 2012 08:08 pm
    @DOGO, if no one can force anyone to do something den u sld knw sunderland can also not force GYAN 2 sign a deal he didn't wanted. They sold Bent and Welbeck was also leaving dat season after his loan. so its unwise 2 sell ur only reliable striker dat season - the reason STEVE BRUCE protested. Udinese cld hav earned more 4 Sanchez if he had accepted MAN city's deal. B'cos he didn't wanted ,they had no choice dan 2 sell him to BARCELONA 4 less. Pls stop talking as if GYAN was forced 2 the GULF.