Asamoah Gyan has ruled out making a rapid return to Sunderland following the arrival of the English Premier League side’s new coach Martin O’Neill.
The Ghana striker abruptly left Sunderland to join United Arab Emirates side Al Ain on a season-long loan worth £6million in September, a move that infuriated former Sunderland coach Steve Bruce.
Bruce was recently sacked after a string of poor results as the Black Cats named O’Neill as his successor.
The former Aston Villa boss was quoted by English media as saying he is considering recalling Gyan to solve Sunderland’s goal-scoring problem.
“For now I can’t really say anything about Sunderland. I am on loan for a year so we will have to see what happens at the end of the season,” Gyan told Goal.com.
“Will I come back to Sunderland at the end of this season? For now I don't want to talk about my situation because I am currently on loan and I am doing well. So let’s see where my future lies after my loan deal.”
Gyan, who is set to spearhead Ghana’s attack during the African Cup of Nations next month, has scored five league goals with Al-Ain in as many games following his move.
“I miss the Premier League because it is the best league in the world so I have a lot of respect for it. I am not the only player that has left the Premier League but I do miss the Premier League and watch it and the Champions League on television when I can,” the 26-year-old added.
“It is a great league and who knows what will happen in the future. But what I have to say is that I am enjoying my football at the moment. I don’t know, let’s see what happens at the end of my current deal.”
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