Gyan Asamoah questioned for leaving Premier League by Avram Grant and Didier Drogba

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Having started his football journey with Liberty Professionals in 2003, Gyan has enjoyed a nomadic career representing no less than 10 senior clubs.

After leaving Indian Premier League side NorthEast United, the veteran striker is winding down a tumultuous era that saw him ply his trade in Serie A, Ligue 1, the Premier League, the United Arab Emirates, China and the Turkish Super Lig.

Despite being the record African scorer in FIFA World Cup history with six goals and the Black Stars all-time top scorer with 51 strikes in 109 caps, Grant feels he had the capabilities of achieving more.

2. Didier Drogba - $98 Million (R1.8bn)
2. Didier Drogba - $98 Million (R1.8bn)
3. Yaya Toure - $80 million (R1.47bn)
3. Yaya Toure - $80 million (R1.47bn)
4. Emmanuel Adebayor - $50 Million (R918m)
4. Emmanuel Adebayor - $50 Million (R918m)
5. Mohamed Salah - $48 million (R881m)
5. Mohamed Salah - $48 million (R881m)
6. John Mikel Obi - $43 million (R789m)
6. John Mikel Obi - $43 million (R789m)
7. Sadio Mane - $38 million (R687m)
7. Sadio Mane - $38 million (R687m)
8. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - $35 million (R642m)
8. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - $35 million (R642m)
9. Michael Essien - $32 million (R587m)
9. Michael Essien - $32 million (R587m)
10. Asamoah Gyan - $30 Million (R550m)
10. Asamoah Gyan - $30 Million (R550m)
1. Samuel Eto'o – $140 million (R2.57bn)
1. Samuel Eto'o – $140 million (R2.57bn)

"Asamoah Gyan had one of the biggest qualities I have ever seen in my life because he has everything as a striker," the former Ghana head coach told 443gh.

"He has the passion to score, he can score with his feet [and] his head. He is very good mentally. I'm sure you remember the 2015 Afcon game against Algeria - the goal he scored in the last minute.

"I think his biggest mistake was not staying in the Premier League. He could have stayed because I think if he [did], he would have been considered as one of the best strikers.

"I spoke to Didier Drogba not long ago and he told me Asamoah Gyan is one of his favourites and he could have achieved more.

"I think it was a mistake moving from the Premier League but we all make mistakes when we are young. He should have stayed in the Premier League. There are not many strikers with his qualities."

A club level the 34-year-old has scored 171 goals and registered 33 assists in 361 games since leaving his homeland for Udinese 17 years ago.