The Ghana captain says he’ll welcome the opportunity of playing with the England skipper in the Chinese Super League
Shanghai SIPG striker Asamoah Gyan says it would be ‘great’ to see Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney join the Chinese Super League.
Rooney has been struggling to impress at Old Trafford this season, with just two goals to his credit so far, leading to rumours he could be heading for the exit after 11 years with the Red Devils.
Shanghai SIPG, coached by former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, has been reported to be among the possible destinations for the 30-year-old striker.
“He [Rooney] is a great player and will obviously take the Chinese league to a new level,” Gyan told Viasat 1 TV.
“He is a big player but I don’t really know if he will join this club or play in China.
“All I have heard are rumours and I cannot really say anything about that.
“But if he comes, it will be great.”
Gyan joined the Chinese side in the summer on a two-year deal after impressing for Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.
In a largely successful stay in the Arabian Gulf League, Gyan scored 95 goals in over 83 matches, helping Al Ain to three league titles, the 2014 President’s Cup as well as the 2012 Arabian Gulf Super Cup.