Á former English Premier League (EPL) player, Darren Bent says he was “upset” after Sunderland purchased Ghana star, Asamoah Gyan in 2010.
Concise News reports that the Ghana international was a record signing for Sunderland from France and went on to net on ten occasions in thirty-four Premier League matches during two seasons.
Bent, however, was not pleased with the African’s arrival knowing he was a top player who performed at the World Cup in South Africa where Ghana reached the last-eight.
“I remember being at Sunderland, scoring 25 goals, then the following season they bring in Asamoah Gyan and it just kind of unsettled me a little bit because I’m like ‘Well, things are going really well here, I’m doing really well, so why do you feel the need to sign someone else, who arguably in that World Cup was one of the best players?’,” Bent told talkSPORT.
“He was brilliant for Ghana and it kind of upset me a little bit.
“So I think in that situation you need to leave it as it is, let that play out, and if you are going to bring in players in other areas, be like squad-type players where if you do get injuries, they can come straight back in.”
Since his two-year stint at the Stadium of Light, Gyan has gone on to feature for five further clubs and is now on the books of NorthEast United in the Indian Super League, where he has two goals in four appearances.
Bent meanwhile retired from professional football June this year.