Gyan glad after joining Black Cats

The Black Cats have splashed out in excess of £13million to

secure the Ghana striker on a four-year contract from Rennes. The

24-year-old was a long-term target for Sunderland boss Steve Bruce

and Gyan is happy to have pitched up at the Stadium of Light. “It’s

been a long day, but finally I’m happy to be here and my family and

friends are also happy for me,” Gyan told the club’s official

website. “My family is in England already and I am happy this is

the right place for me. “The Sunderland coach has faith in me

because he has been following me for two years now. “I am pleased I

have the opportunity to come to England.” Gyan believes he will be

suited to playing for Sunderland and he is also relishing his

opportunity to turn out in front of the Black Cats faithful. He

added: “I follow English football and I know Sunderland have

incredible fans. “I especially know about the derby when they play

against Newcastle. That is something incredible. I have witnessed

that myself. “The Sunderland fans never say die. They keep cheering

their team on for 90 minutes. That gives me confidence to play

maximum football. “I am here to do my best and show what I can do.

I have watched Sunderland play before – I think it will be good.”