Former Ghana coach Avram Grant has revealed a conversation about Asamoah Gyan with former Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba.
According to the Israeli trainer, Drogba told him the former Sunderland striker was one of his favorites and was certain the Black Stars ace could have achieved more in his career.
“Asamoah Gyan had one of the biggest qualities I have ever seen in my life because he has everything as a striker,” Grant who coached Gyan between 2014 and 2017 told local website 443Ghana.
“He has the passion to score, he can score with his feet [and] his head. He is very good mentally. I’m sure you remember the 2015 Afcon game against Algeria – the goal he scored in the last minute.
“I think his biggest mistake was not staying in the Premier League. He could have stayed because I think if he [did], he would have been considered as one of the best strikers.
“I spoke to Didier Drogba not long ago and he told me Asamoah Gyan is one of his favourites and he could have achieved more.
“I think it was a mistake moving from the Premier League but we all make mistakes when we are young.
“He should have stayed in the Premier League. There are not many strikers with his qualities.”
Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Black Stars with 51 goals and is one of the longest-serving players after making his debut in 2003 against Somalia in a World Cup qualifier.
He is currently unattached after he was released by Indian Super League side NorthEast United in January.