Real Madrid Ready To Prise Asamoah Gyan From Sunderland

Chris Wright

10th, December 2010


By Chris Wright

Both The Sun and The Daily Mail are suggesting this morning that big bad bullies Real Madrid are in the hunt for a new striker and that the new striker in question is none other than Sunderland’s all-singing, all-dancing hotshot Asamoah Gyan – who only moved to the Stadium of Light for a club record fee of £13 million just four short months ago.

Apropos to nothing, both rags seem intent that Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is desperate to find a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain, who is facing a lengthy lay-off to undergo surgery on a hernia problem, and has settled on Gyan after deeming initial targets Edin Dzeko and Emmanuel Adebayor to be too over-priced/rated.

So the question goes out. After a (fleetingly) impressive four-month cameo, should the Black Cats sell up if Real Madrid’s price is right in January i.e. consider Gyan a high-fallutin’ investment and move on? Or would they be wise to hold on to a player that, you’d hope, they’ve yet to see the best of?