Gyan Asamoah has defended his Sunderland exit, revealing that it was a good deal for him and the Black Cats.
"I think the three parties were happy to do the deal," Asamoah was quoted as saying to Sky Sports.
"It helped myself and Sunderland as well. Everyone was happy with the loan, and to be honest if Sunderland were not happy as well they could have not loaned me, because I have a contract with them,’’ he added.
The 26-year-old striker was recently loaned for one year to Al-Ain in a controversial deal.
Sunderland’s coach Steve Bruce has expressed his disappointment in Gyan’s decision to play in the Middle East, and added that he sees no future for Gyan with Sunderland.
"I did not have any problem with Steve Bruce. He is a great coach and he has always supported me. You need to be happy - although I'm not saying I wasn't happy at Sunderland or I wasn't happy in the Premier League. I had to decide with my family and everything and they were alright with my decision so I had to just move,’’ Asamoah concluded.
The Ghanaian star arrived at Sunderland in 2010 and he has given a strong performance with the Black Cats, being the team’s best scorer with 10 goals in 34 appearances.