Gyan unlikely to return to Sunderland

it will be difficult for the fans to accept him back

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has acknowledged that it is unlikely striker Asamoah Gyan will return to the Sunderland first team.

The Ghanaian striker moved to United Arab Emirates side Al Ain on a season-long loan earlier this month. Having reportedly quadrupled his wages when completing the move the player has attracted criticism from those questioning the motives behind his decision.

Bruce and Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn have stated that the door is open for the 25-year-old to return to the Stadium of Light, but the manager has today admitted it will be difficult for the fans to accept him back.

“I would have to say now that it would be very, very difficult for him to return,” Bruce told talkSPORT. “For our supporters to welcome him back with open arms would be difficult but the door is open.”

“It's part of the modern game, I can understand it if you're 35 and have had your career and then you go for one last swan-song before you hang up your boots. I reminded him that he's 25 and African Player of the Year.

“I just couldn't believe he decided or wanted just to give that all up and to stop playing in the biggest and best league in the world and to go and play in a league where the average attendance is 250-300 people.”

Sunderland got their first win of the season with a 4-0 triumph over Stoke on Sunday. They travel to Norwich on Monday and are priced at odds of 2/1 by Bet365 to record back-to-back wins.

Written By:- Ben Gledhill (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 22/09/2011 - 12:08 PM
Filed in:- Crystal Palace Betting News, Crystal Palace

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