Ghana Legend Asamoah Gyan Earns Praises From Argentina Superstar Lionel Messi

Ghana Legend Asamoah Gyan Earns Praises From Argentina Superstar Lionel Messi

Lukman Mumuni
  • Asamoah Gyan has received a huge commendation from seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi
  • The Argentina and Paris Saint Germain star is a big fan of the Ghanaian and regards him as one of the greatest goal scorers in the world
  • Asamoah Gyan remains Ghana's all-time leading scorer and he also holds the record as Africa's top scorer at the World Cup

Lionel Messi is giving Ghanaian football legend Asamoah Gyan his flowers following his exploits in football.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner described Asamoah Gyan as a great goal scorer, describing his strike against Germany at the 2014 World Cup as one of his favourites from the Ghanaian.

The Argentina and PSG star, in an interview with 90MinuteExtra, lavished praises on the 36-year-old, who recently launched his memoir.

Lionel Messi, Asamoah Gyan, Ghana, World Cup
Lionel Messi describes Asamoah Gyan as a great goal scorer. Credit: @ghanafaofficial Imago Images
Source: Twitter
"I like his hard work and dedication to his national team and clubs." Messi said as quoted by Ghanaweb.
"I watched him play several times and I really like his goal against Germany at the World Cup in 2014.
"I might say he is one of the greatest goal scorers I have ever seen."

Asamoah Gyan is Ghana's all-time leading scorer with 51 goals from 109 international appearances and remains Africa's top scorer at the FIFA World Cup.

The former Stade Rennais and Sunderland star is yet to announce his retirement despite being inactive for over a year after leaving Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities.

The ex-Black Stars captain revealed his desire to play for Asante Kotoko before ending his glittering career.

Last month Asamoah Gyan launched his maiden book, which tells the story of his career and life.

Asamoah Gyan launches his maiden book LeGyandary

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that it was indeed a legendary night for Ghana's iconic striker Asamoah Gyan as he launched his book at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.

The book which is titled ‘LeGyandary’, chronicles the former Sunderland forward's early days and his rise to fame.

In photos posted on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, the former Sunderland striker was all smiles as he unveiled his new book on Saturday night.