The Ghanaian International and former black Star Captain Asamoah Gyan has revealed that he was close to joining Manchester City.
Asamoah Gyan played his first Africa Cup of Nations in 2008 where Ghana hosted the competition with Black stars finishing third third the competition.
He also plans on playing for Ghana in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Gyan was on radar of the English team with talks at advanced stage between his representatives and the club.
He had to choose between playing at the AFCON and complete his move to Manchester City and he decided playing AFCON.
“In 2008 Ghana hosted it AFCON and it was my first AFCON and that time i got injured. I had problems with my groin. But I said to myself, there’s no way I’m going to miss the tournament. And that year Manchester City wanted to sign me” he said on Asempa Fm as quoted by GhanaSportsOnline.
“The deal was almost done. I remember my agent told me that I should forget about the AFCON and make sure I get well so I sign the contract. But I told my manager, the is my first AFCON. I need to die for Ghana. Ghana is hosting it. It is an amazing tournament,” he added.
Asamoah Gyan is the Ghana all time top goal scorer and he’s the most capped player of the senior player of the national team.