Asamoah Gyan’s Reading deal has been called off and as a matter of fact, the Ghana international would not be moving to the royals after all.
Gyan who was reported to have joined English club Reading FC, failed his medicals at the club, hence,, would not be moving to the Championship side.
The 30-year old who has become the latest victim of medical failures, will have to take some time off the pitch, reports have said.
According to getreading.co.uk, although Gyan was set for a loan switch from Chinese Side Shanghi SIPG, he did not pass the medical checks as he would not be fit enough to play for eight weeks. For this reason, Gyan’s Reading deal was axed by the club’s management.
The Black Stars Captain flew into England on Sunday to evaluate a number of offers from different clubs. The SIPG striker went into UK with the intention of proving himself again in England.
He was reported to be the subject of interest of clubs like Reading, Sunderland, Fulham, and some others. Reading who seemed to have taken the lead, has now opted against signing the former Sunderland player.
Though the transfer window is expected to be shut on August 31 [Wednesday], Gyan and his crew are still on the look out for other clubs.
There have been talks that the striker is in talks with Sunderland, but so far, no new reports have emerged on that. Gyan’s Reading deal being called off goes to prove that football indeed is full of surprises, as the Ghanaian striker had earlier said.
Gyan whose Sunderland days started in 2010, made a name for himself in England. The striker netted 10 goals for the Black Cats during his first England spell, before heading to Al Ain in United Arab Emirates (UAE), in 2012. There he scored a staggering 73 goals in 65 games – including 44 goals in one season.
Gyan joined the Chinese side in 2015, where he became one of the highest paid footballer at the time, having struck a deal of £227,000 per week wage, with the club.
However his countless injuries at the side came in the way of his agreement with the club, as Shanghai SIPG began seeking to drop him, as well as offload his wages.