Flamboyant footballer, Asamoah Gyan, who plays as a striker for Turkey’s Kayserispor and captains the Ghanaian national team, is reportedly broke and has just £600 in his bank account.
Asamoah who left Sunderland in 2012, spent three years at UAE club Al Ain where he earned almost £200k a week and scored an impressive 123 goals in 120 appearances. He later made a big money move to the Chinese Super League, spending the 2015 and 2016 seasons at Shanghai SIPG where he earned £227,000-a-week before returning to the UAE with Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai.
Last year, he moved to Turkey’s Kayserispor and now things appear to have taken a turn for the worse and he is reportedly unable to provide for his family.
According to MyNewsGh.com, the Ghana captain was asked if he had any other accounts in the countries where he has played football and Gyan, who has 51 goals in 105 appearances for his country, reportedly said: “My front and back, up and down is that money (£600) you see there.”
Family sources say he has not spoken to his wife or three children since August, even at Christmas when he usually visits, and his kids are understood to be getting worried about their dad’s whereabouts.
Back in October, it was reported that he filed for divorce from his wife, Gifty Gyan, at the Divorce and Matrimonial Division of the High Court, Accra. He also reportedly denied fathering their three children and demanded a DNA test be carried out on the kids to prove he is their father.
According to the report, he’s awaiting DNA tests to confirm their paternity, with the results coming out in early January 2019.