Arabian Gulf League (AGL) champions Al Ahli have strengthened their attack with the acquisition of former Al Ain striker Asamoah Gyan.
The 30-year-old has returned to the UAE, on a one-year loan deal, just 12 months after signing from Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai SIPG.
Al Ahli is a fierce rival of Al Ain, where Gyan spent four productive years between 2012 and mid-2015. The move will be controversial because of the heated nature of games between the two sides, but the Ghana captain will relish it.
Also key is Cosmin Olaroiu, the manager who oversaw Gyan’s signing at Al Ain in 2012. The coach has always admired the Ghana star and is said to be keen on working with him again. Gyan scored 128 goals in 123 matches in his former spell in the UAE, making him an instant league legend.
Asamoah won three league titles, scoring 95 goals in 83 league matches in a four year period. In 2014, he was also the Asian Champions League top scorer with 12 goals.