Date: 31st August 2010 at 8:51pm
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Steve Bruce finally found a replacement for Kenwyne Jones this evening as the club swooped for Ghanian World Cup star, Asamoah Gyan.

The £13M+ deal from French club Rennes broke the clubs record transfer, beating Darren Bent’s £10M move last summer and Bruce will be delighted to finally land his man after tracking him for over a year.

Asamoah joins fellow Ghanian John Mensah at the club and he will hope to forge a fruitful partnership with Bent this season.

The move was essential for the club as Fraizer Campbell was ruled out for at least 6 months with cruciate ligament damge. Martyn Waghorn, leaving the club to join Leicester for £3M to fund the Gyan move, would have left us with just two recognised strikers in Bent & on loan Danny Welbeck.

Asamoah tonight praised the club’s ‘incredible’ fans and this is indeed an incredible signing for Bruce, Quinn & Walton whom all fans should be thankful to, aswell as owner Ellis Short who continues to fund the club with his wealth.

-Teemu Tainio left the club tonight after the club cancelled his contract by mutual consent.



-SAFC Reserves lost 3-1 to derby rivals Newcastle Utd tonight at the Stadium of Light. The match was watched by new signing Asamoah Gyan.

 

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