Ghana Premier League giants Asante Kotoko have turned their attention to legendary striker Asamoah Gyan in a bid to strengthen their squad for the CAF Champions League.
After the GPL was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kotoko and Ashanti Gold were declared to represent Ghana in the Champions League and Confederation Cup competitions.
According to Ghanaweb, the club’s new CEO Yaw Amponsah has identified Gyan among eight new players who would boost their chances of making inroads in Africa’s elite club competition.
The 34-year-old who is currently a free agent since leaving Indian side NorthEast United last featured in his home country in 2003 with Liberty Professionals.
His form in his debut season as a professional earned him a move to Italy with Udinese before enjoying 17 years abroad.
At one point he was ranked as the highest-paid African footballer when he signed a £227,000-a-week contract with Shanghai SIPG in 2015.
The Black Stars all-time record scorer recently admitted he would be open to returning to the continent after also being linked with a move to South Africa.