Gyan happy with progress of Chinese league

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan believes the Chinese Super League is on its way to becoming one of the best leagues in the world.

The 30-year-old joined Shanghai SIPG on a two-year deal in July 2015 from Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, where he enjoyed four successful seasons.

He currently has four league goals to his name since moving to China.

“I said it before that I might bring exposure to the league,” Gyan told Joy Sports.

“I went to the UAE, it was the same, lots of talks and criticisms when I moved there.

“But as I always say, the top leagues started from somewhere, and that is the same way the Chinese league is [also] picking up.

“Lots of players are coming in and I think next year, it will be more and that we should expect more surprises next year. But I believe the league in China is really getting better.”

The Chinese league has been boosted by the arrival of the likes of Gervinho, Ramires, Jackson Martinez, Stephane Mbia and Freddy Guarin in the past few months.

A former player of local side Liberty Professionals, Gyan joined Sunderland in 2010 after an impressive showing at the Fifa World Cup in South Africa.

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