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Asamoah Gyan joins Turkish club Buraspor; agrees to €200,000-a-week deal

Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan has agreed a 2-year deal to join Turkish Superlig side Bursaspor, a club source has confirmed.

Widespread media reports in both Ghana and Turkey claim the wantaway striker’s move to Turkey is almost certain and will be completed following Ghana’s two friendly assignments in June and July.

Gyan, who is on loan at UAE Pro League side AlAhli from China’s Shanghai SIPG is set to play for his ninth club in his career and Turkey is the destination The deal will reportedly see the Ghanaian forward rake in a massive €200,000 a week in the European country.

Having joined Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League in 2015 for a huge fee, Gyan’s constant injury problems meant he could only bag seven goals in 20 games overall before being farmed out to Al Ahli where he managed a handful of goals.

The former Sunderland striker recently admitted to frustrations at the Pro League. According to FootballmadeinGhana, the Green Crocodiles have completed talks with the record Ghana goalscorer and the striker will officially put pen on paper after his holidays in Ghana.

“I can confirm that Bursaspor have reached an agreement with Shanghai SIPG and Asamoah and the Ghanaian will sign a two-year deal after his holidays in Ghana,” Nihat Katoglu a close source to the club told footballmadeinghana.com

“Gyan is a great striker and a player Bursaspor have followed so long, now everything is set that he will play for the club,”

The 31-year old spent last season at UAE side Al Ahli where he netted eight goals in 21 appearances in all competitions.

Asamoah Gyan recently celebrated his landmark 50th international goal after scoring in Ghana’s 5-0 thumping of Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

A statement from the club read:
Source: sportsobama.com

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