Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has revealed that former club Al Ain said no to his return to the club on transfer deadline day.
Gyan joined Al Ain’s rivals Al Ahli on Wednesday after a botched move to English Premier League outfit Reading FC.
The former Sunderland attacker had a fruitful stint with Al Ain and therefore approached them for a comeback after his Chinese club Shanghai SIPG offered him for loan deal.
According to Gyan, he understands the bitterness of Al Ains supporters for joining their rivals but he says he cannot be faulted since he gave them the first option.
“I spoke to them a couple of months ago [but] they told me they’ve had their recruitment [and] everything was okay so I had no chance there” he told ghonetv
“So moving there [Al Ahli], I’ll say it wasn’t my fault. It’s part of the job.
“I’m very happy where I am [Al Ahli] today.
Gyan will wear the number 90 shirt at his new club.The new UAE Pro League begins September 17 and Gyan is expected to introduce his goal scoring prowess to aid his new side.