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Former Premier League Striker Earned Nearly £3 Million Per Goal While Playing In China

Josh Lawless

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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.

Image: PA
Image: PA

But it was over in the Chinese Super League that Gyan earned the healthiest pay packet of his career.

Image: PA
Image: PA

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.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Premier League & CSL

Topics: Premier League, Sunderland

Josh Lawless
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