Shanghai - Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan touched down in China
on Wednesday to complete his lucrative transfer from Emirati champions Al Ain
to Shanghai SIPG.
The 29-year-old striker was mobbed by fans at Shanghai
airport and said in an article on his official website that he would complete
his medical at a hotel later on Wednesday and sign a contract with the Chinese
Super League club.
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The move is expected to be highly lucrative for Gyan, with
media in China and the UAE saying the African would see his Al Ain weekly
salary of $250,000 increase at title-chasing Shanghai, who are coached by
former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Gyan enjoyed four trophy-laden years in the UAE, scoring 95
goals in 83 matches but Al Ain said they were forced to sell after receiving
the highly lucrative offer from Shanghai, who are chasing a first top flight
They are second in the 16-team Super League table, one point
behind leaders Beijing Guoan after 17 matches.For
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