Ghana striker Gyan joins Sunderland from Rennes

Sunderland has broken its transfer record to sign Ghana striker
Asamoah Gyan from French club Rennes on a four-year contract.

The Premier League side’s website says that it paid ”in excess
of 13 million pounds” ($20 million) for the 24-year-old Gyan as
the transfer window closed Tuesday.

Gyan’s first season with Rennes saw him score only one league
goal as he had recurring knee problems. But he scored 13 league
goals in 27 starts for Rennes last season.

Gyan was Ghana’s star performer as the team reached the World
Cup quarterfinals.