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Unlike the other players on this list, Asamoah Gyan has previously been an established Premier League star.
After signing for Sunderland from French side Rennes, Gyan impressed spectators and was, for a time, the darling of the Black Cats. With his energetic performances, encouraging goals-to-games ratio and celebratory dance moves, Gyan could do no wrong in the confines of the Stadium of Light.
However, despite bagging nearly a goal every three games in his opening stint in the EPL, Gyan was to depart acrimoniously in September 2011. A loan move to Emirati side Al Ain was deemed "too good to refuse" by both player and club, and the Ghanaian was off. Having lost the goals of both Gyan and his partner-in-crime Darren Bent, Sunderland’s slump began, and Baby Jet was never to be seen in the North East again.
His scoring rate in the Emirati league has been phenomenal, but despite clearly relishing being such a big fish in the Gulf State, you can’t help but wonder whether Gyan misses the big-time stage that his immense talents surely deserve.
The striker has confirmed that he will one day return to the Ghanaian Premier League, but could English fans see him again before his playing days are done. If the "experience" sours in the UAE, expect several EPL sides to take a look at the Black Stars skipper.