Legon City Deny Huge Signing Fee for Asamoah Gyan

The communications director of Ghana Premier League (GPL) side Legon City, Kwame Dwomoh Agyemang has stated that the signing fee for Asamoah Gyan revealed by local media is not true.

On the domestic Transfer Deadline Day, Gyan joined The Royals on a one-year deal claimed to be worth $1 million.

The veteran Ghana striker joined Legon after an agreement with Asante Kotoko broke down after declaring his love for the team and his desire to play for the club.

“Gyan will play for us this season and if things go on well there is the possibility that he will stay with us for another season,” Agyemang said.

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“We can’t disclose the amount he is going to take even the Europeans do not do that. What we normally hear are speculations from the media. There is no club that will disclose the salary of a player because it is confidential.

“What I can say is that he signed a performance-based contract.”

Gyan played for Liberty Professionals in his first and only stint in the GPL and could make his Legon debut against Berekum Chelsea on match week One of the new season.

“Sometimes people forget that the Ghanaian league is also a professional league,” Gyan said.

“I got the offer [from Legon] and everything was right – as a professional you have to evaluate everything. I am very proud to be in the Ghanaian league.

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“The most important thing is that they were serious about the contract. I am a very serious guy, despite people seeing me as a funny guy as well, but when it comes to work, it is work. Everything is about seriousness.

“I am in Ghana and I am home. I signed for this club because they have a huge project – they want to change Ghana football. I came here for a reason so while I am enjoying football, we are also doing things behind the scenes to benefit Ghana football.”

Gyan played in Sunderland in England, Udinese in Italy and Rennes in France.


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