Gyan Signs in Record Deal
Steve Bruce finally found a replacement for Kenwyne Jones this evening as the club swooped for Ghanian World Cup star, Asamoah Gyan.
The £13M+ deal from French club Rennes broke the clubs record transfer, beating Darren Bent's £10M move last summer and Bruce will be delighted to finally land his man after tracking him for over a year.
Asamoah joins fellow Ghanian John Mensah at the club and he will hope to forge a fruitful partnership with Bent this season.
The move was essential for the club as Fraizer Campbell was ruled out for at least 6 months with cruciate ligament damge. Martyn Waghorn, leaving the club to join Leicester for £3M to fund the Gyan move, would have left us with just two recognised strikers in Bent & on loan Danny Welbeck.
Asamoah tonight praised the club's 'incredible' fans and this is indeed an incredible signing for Bruce, Quinn & Walton whom all fans should be thankful to, aswell as owner Ellis Short who continues to fund the club with his wealth.
-Teemu Tainio left the club tonight after the club cancelled his contract by mutual consent.
-SAFC Reserves lost 3-1 to derby rivals Newcastle Utd tonight at the Stadium of Light. The match was watched by new signing Asamoah Gyan.