Originally Posted by WASTID
any fan that declares love or hatred just because a player signs for or leaves their club in the modern era is probably a tad deluded or immature really.
Gyan never signed for SAFC because he had always aspired to play for us. We were a stepping stone to the money on offer in the PL. Simple as that, and that can probably be said about plenty of other players signed in recent seasons.
If any of our current squad were offered the sort of money he has been offered, then they'd be very tempted unless they have the ability to play at a CL level sort of club (but there's not many in our squad with anywhere near that ability).
yes, but his totally unprofessional attitude in getting himself 4 stone overweight meant instead of us getting the "accepted" stepping stone profit we made a loss and the only person to benefit was gyan.
the timing of his selfish and money orientated actions also threw all of our preparations into disarray leaving little time for replacements.
at least with the bent situation we made our slice on the deal and moved on. the gyan saga only benefitted one selfish, greedy mercenary. there's a way to handle these situations and gyan proved he has no integrity whatsoever, regardless of where he was going to end up and for how much.