Former Ghana Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan is said to have raked in close to 20 million Ghana cedis (£3 million) for every goal he scored for Shanghai SIPG.
That amount, according to a report by UK’s Daily Star, meant the Ghanaian’s eight goals he scored for Shanghai SIPG raked in a gross figure of 163 million Ghana cedis (23.6m euros).
The 36-year-old moved to the Chinese Super League side after spending three years in the United Arab Emirates, where he lined up for Al Ain.
Regardless, Gyan’s headline-catching performances at the tournament earned him a £14.4million move from Stade Rennais to Premier League side, Sunderland FC.
Asamoah Gyan surprisingly decided to join UAE side Al Ain the following season after notching 11 goals in his debut season for Sunderland.
The ex-Black Stars captain returned to the Ghana Premier League (GPL) in the 2020/21 season when he joined Legon Cities.