Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has opened up on his rumored move to Asante Kotoko.
The 34-year-old, who once confessed his desire to play for Kotoko before he hangs his boots has in recent weeks been in discussion with the club over a move.
But the discussion hasn’t been as smooth as people thought it’ll be, with reports stating the move is stalling due to the financial demands involved.
“I have already said that Kotoko is a club I want to play for before I retire but we have to go through the necessary processes because I am still a professional footballer,” Gyan said on Adom TV’s Agro Ne Fom.
“The Ghana Premier League is not perceived by many to be a professional league but it is actually a professional league.
“Kotoko has to do things professionally. It is my childhood club but things have to be done well first [before I join]. When they are ready, then we will complete the processes.”
“I spoke briefly to Nana Yaw Amponsah, the new CEO of the club about a potential move. He knows what should be done and if they are ready, I’ll be available to play. The deal has to suit the club, me as the player and the fans as well.”
“People are getting the impression that because I love Kotoko I will play for free. No, I will not play for free,” Gyan added.
Gyan, who’s currently without a club after leaving Indian fold North East United in January 2020 has previously played in the Ghana Premier league for Liberty Professionals in 2003. He left that same year to join Italian side Udinese.