In one of the strangest moves of the summer transfer window, Sunderland’s Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan moved to U.A.E club side Al-Ain on a season-long loan. Having reportedly been unsettled at the Wearside club since a goal scoring display for his country against England back in March at Wembley, Gyan appeared to be angling for a move away all summer, later going on to praise Al-Ain as a ‘great club’ after he signed for them while at the same time attempting to play down any bad feeling between himself and former manager Steve Bruce. However, Bruce gave a very different account saying: “He’s been unsettled now, if we are being brutally honest, for weeks and months. Since that game at Wembley, all the parasites, as I call them, hover around. Forty eight hours ago I had him in my office and said, this has gone on too long. He shook me by the hand and said “I want to remain here and be a Sunderland player” and then within 48 hours he has manufactured a move to the United Arab Emirates”. Just so you know, Al-Ain’s Chairman is the Crown Prince of Dubai. Hope that helps clear things up a little bit more.
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