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.