Former Premier League Striker Earned Nearly £3 Million Per Goal While Playing In China
Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan made just short of £3 million per goal during his time playing in the Chinese Super League, it has been revealed.
Ghana's all-time record goalscorer made the move to the Premier League in 2010 after the World Cup in South Africa.
Sunderland paid Rennes a club-record £13 million for Gyan's services and he ended up scoring 11 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions before joining Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates.
But it was over in the Chinese Super League that Gyan earned the healthiest pay packet of his career.
As per the Daily Star, Gyan collected £23.6 million during his two-year stint with Shanghai SIPG - where the likes of Oscar and Paulinho are still playing now.
He hit eight goals in 26 games - meaning he effectively made £2.95 million for every time he found the net for the club.
After his spell in China, Gyan returned to the UAE to play for Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai and scored 11 times.
He then joining Kayserispor of Turkey in 2017 but his most recent club was Legon Cities back in his native Ghana.
Gyan is now a free agent after his one-year deal expired at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
In 2018, Gyan claimed his financial situation had gone sour and he had just £600 to his name.
"My front and back, up and down is that money (£600) you see there," he told MyNewsGh.com.
He had been a prolific spender on clothes, jewellery and luxury cars. Gyan has played 109 times for Ghana, scoring 51 goals.
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