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Asamoah gyan was once a hero in Ghana and is definately set for a come backAsamoah Gyan  - credited with scoring the fastest goal (68 seconds) in world cup history, Asamoah has had a career full of ups and downs.

A product of  Liberty Professionals football club in ghana (same club which Michael Essien and Suley Muntari was bread), Gyan would spend two-years on loan at Serie B club Modena primarily to gain experience.

Following some excellent displays during the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he attracted interest from Russia. He would return to Udinese at the beginning of 2006, but on 17 February 2007, Udinese pulled out of a deal to sell Gyan in the January transfer window.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Ghana's striker Asamoah GyanThe then 21-year-old striker was on the verge of signing a three-year deal with Russian Club Lokomotiv Moscow for US$10.5m, the fourth largest in Russian football history. "The striker Udinese targeted to replace me did not sign for them," Gyan told BBC Sport. "I've been told I will now have to stay in Italy for the rest of the season."

He was linked with a move to Manchester United, Arsenal and A.C. Milan by the Italian media in July 2007 following his impressive Pre-season form, including a hattrick in a friendly against Serie B outfit Spezia on 25 July, before Udinese tied him to the long term deal. Gyan scored ten goals in 2006-07 to help the Stadio Friuli Club to finish in tenth place in Serie A.

He got injured during the 2007-08 Season and never played for Udinese again after January 2008. Asamoah was later signed by French Ligue 1 Club Stade Rennais for 4 years on an 8 million transfer fee.

He was part of the 2004 Ghana Olympic football squad, who exited in the first round, having finished in third place in Group B after Ghana was tied on 4 points, 0 goal difference and 2-2 Head-to-Head with eventual gold medal winners Italy.
 
 

 

 

 
Black stars forward Gyan

Gyan scored on his senior International debutfor Ghana against Somalia on 19 November 2003 in the 90th minute in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier, 3 days before he turned 18 years; helping Ghana to win that game. He went on to score four times in seven matches during that successful World Cup qualifying campaign. He has scored 13 times in 27 appearances for Ghana.

On January 24, 2008 during the 2008 African Cup of Nations Gyan and his brother Baffour decided to walk out on the Black Stars following criticism after their unconvincing 1-0 win[12] over Namibia. The media learnt the brothers had packed their bags and were ready to leave the team hotel but were persuaded to stay by team-mates.

Following the tracks of his mentor Sulley Muntari, it is rumoured that he once/ or is still dating a Ghanaian beauty queen Irene Akosua Boatemaa Dwomoh - Miss Ghana 2006.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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