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Gyan joins UAE club Al-Ain on loan

10 September 2011 15:45

Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is United Arab Emirates-bound on Saturday to complete a medical for a proposed season-long loan to Al-Ain.

The Ghanaian striker, 25, had been strongly linked with a move to Turkey, with the likes of Fenerbahce and Galatasaray rumoured to hold interest in the player, but he seemed destined to stay at the Stadium of Light following the close of the transfer window.

Black Cats manager Steve Bruce admitted that the constant speculation surrounding Gyan had taken its toll on the forward, but hoped to see him back in a Sunderland shirt in the future.

"Anyone who has seen Asamoah play will know that he hasn't been himself in recent months. This option suits all parties at the present time and the club is well-protected in the deal," Bruce told Sunderland's official website.

"Asamoah has three years remaining on his contract and of course my wish would be that he finds his spark again and we see him in red and white stripes next season in the form that first attracted us to him."

Gyan will undergo a medical on Sunday, and will take the number three shirt at his new club.

The former Rennes and Udinese front man scored 12 goals in the Premier League last season for the boys on Wearside.

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