Gyan 'flattered' by Spurs interest
Published 23:00 05/09/11 By Simon Bird
Asamoah Gyan's long term future at Sunderland is in doubt after he admitted being "flattered" by being pursued in the transfer window.
The Ghana striker was wanted by Galatasaray as late as Monday night when the Turkish transfer window shut, as the club tried to land him on loan, rather than a £10 million deal.
Gyan was also offered to Marseille last week, according to the French club, and Spurs were also mooted as a destination, leaving the striker needing to patch up relationship with Sunderland.
The 25-year-old was part of Ghana's squad to face Brazil in London on Tuesday night, before returning to Wearside for the clash with Chelsea at the weekend.
He admitted: "I heard the news like everyone, before I came to England, there was a transfer bid from a Turkish club and I choose to come here.
"I am flattered by their interest but like I said it is up to Sunderland.
"I am at Sunderland, if they accept a bid from any club, I will have to speak to that club, as you know I am preparing for a game against Brazil and not thinking about any transfer."
"Those rumours have disturbed me to be honest. I do not want Sunderland fans to think I am not happy in Sunderland. I am happy with Steve Bruce who invested so much money in me and I will need to repay his faith.
"It is normal to be excited when a club such as Tottenham is interested, however I have a contract somewhere and I intend to honour that."
Boss Steve Bruce brought in Nicklas Bendtner to provide competition for Gyan.