Gyan move ruled out for Sunderland

Sunderland will not be able to recall Asamoah Gyan from his season-long loan at Al Ain due to small print in the contract.

New Black Cats’ boss Martin O’Neill had stated that he would consider whether or not to bring the African frontman back to the Stadium of Light to cover for injuries up front, and give him another chance.

However Mirror Football clarify that the Wearisde club have been alerted to the fact that there is no recall option in the deal that was signed by Steve Bruce, so Gyan’s return is not an option until the summer.

The Ghana international is reportedly earning £200,000 a week in the Middle East, compared to the £30,000 he was on at Sunderland, and is happy where he is for the time being.

“For now, I can’t really say anything about Sunderland,” Gyan admitted.

“I am on loan for a year so we will have to see what happens at the end of the season. I am doing well. So let’s see where my future lies after my loan deal.”

The news will force O’Neill to look to strengthen his attacking options in the January transfer window, as Sunderland have looked devoid of a clinical edge up front this season.

By Gareth McKnight