“No one can stop me from serving my country”, Asamoah Gyan tweeted after coming out of the medical room at Reading, where he underwent a medical.
The tweet was after reports have suggested that Black Stars captain had failed his medical at the football club based in Berkshire.
But did he actually fail the medical? Well, Gyan said he did not fail. So what happened? He revealed that it was due to disagreement between both parties. According to Gyan, he walked out without signing the contract when the club had suggested he skip the African Cup of Nations in January next year.
Am proud of my Country, No one can stop me from serving my country.. Ghana made me who I am today.. pic.twitter.com/vBCtpQc9O4
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) August 30, 2016
So based on Gyan’s narration of the story, it appears the club had offered him a contract on condition they have proposed, but he refused. Until today, this was the story out there, even though earlier reports claimed that he had failed the medical.
Reading coach and Man Utd legend Jaap Stam seems to disgree with Asamoah Gyan. Reiterating that the Black Stars captain actually failed the medical. He insists that the 30-year-old was not in a good medical condition to play for his outfit.
Asked if he failed a medical, Stam said: “Yes, he wasn’t in very good shape.”
“They did a very good medical on him and it was very important because he has been injured in the past and has not been playing a lot of games over there [in China].
“He did not think that him not being in good shape was the thing but that was the case,” the 44-year-old told BBC Radio Berkshire.
“Our medical people are not going to lying about that. That’s why we made the decision not to sign him.”
Asamoah Gyan later signed for Al Ahli Dubai on a season-long-loan deal after the fell through. He scored in his debut against former side Al Ain in the UAE top-flight league.
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