Ghana captain Gyan Asamoah claims he is broke and cannot provide for his family despite once being ranked as one of the highest paid footballers in the world.
Gyan, 33, is widely considered as one of the finest strikers to emerge from the African continent, having featured 105 times for the Ghana national team and scoring 51 goals.
The 2010 BBC African Player of the Year, who left Premier League side Sunderland for Al Ain in 2011 is known for his lavish lifestyle which he often boasted about on social media.
He was often questioned about his sporting aspirations after leaving England for the United Arab Emirates but moved on to become one of the highest paid athletes in the world when he joined Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League.
The veteran attacker reportedly earned a staggering £227,000 (R4.15m)-a-week salary between 2015 and 2017 before joining Turkish Super Lig outfit Kayserispor last year.
However, since returning to Europe, Gyan claims his financial situation has been dire as he’s not being paid by his current employers.
His family claims the Accra-born star has lied about his current lack of resources and when asked by MyNewsGhana about any hidden accounts abroad he denied any notion of off-shore investments.
“My front and back up and down is that money (R10 000) you see there,” he said in reference to the National Investment Bank (NIB) account he submitted for viewing.
The report continues by stating that he hasn’t spoken to his family in four months which includes three children and a wife – and it’s understood he’s requested an annulment in order to marry his current girlfriend.