The Black Stars skipper has played down reports suggesting he was unable to meet the requirements to join the Championship side
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has refuted reports that he failed his medical at Championship club Reading FC while attempting a loan move from Chinese giants Shanghai SIPG.
The 30-year-old fell down the pecking order in Sven-Goran Eriksson’s side following the arrival of Brazilian striker Hulk.
Despite being linked to former club Sunderland, as well as West Ham United and Besiktas, Gyan settled on Reading but the deal fell through on the eleventh hour and he eventually joined Al Ahli in the United Arab Emirates.
“It is not professional at all. I did the medical and everything was set. I was about to sign then we had a conversation that I didn’t agree with,” Gyan was quoted as saying by 3news.com.
“We had a misunderstanding that upset me and I left [the club]. The following day, I read that I had failed the medical and was shocked,” he added.
Gyan said he walked out on Reading when he was handed a proposal not to participate in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
“I’m the captain of the Ghana national team. The national team made me who I am today so I was not going to agree to that or anything that was going to affect that.
“I have been battling with injuries lately so I have not lived up to my expectations. Some say I am done with football but you cannot judge a player when he is not fit. When I am 100% fit then you can judge me,” he added.
His Manager, Samuel Anim Addo has rubbished reports that the skipper of the Black Stars failed his medical at Reading which ended his dream of returning to England.
“Were those reports tweeted by Reading officially? Did Reading wrote anywhere on their official website that the player failed his medical? Discard those stories and treat them as complete falsehood,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com
“It is prudent to always cross check information before making them public especially if they have got to do with medical issues since they are treated private by every club.
“So how come it was everywhere that the players failed his medical? It appears someone was trying to achieve a specific objective with that,” he added.