- Black Stars captain, Gyan planning his retirement already
- Asamoah Gyan says his biggest fear is how to maintain his mansion when he stops playing
Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan says he has no regrets erecting a $3 million mansion but concedes maintaining it after retirement is one of his major concerns.
Gyan is currently one of the highest paid players in the world, with the striker reported to earn an estimated $230,000 a month.
The on-loan Al Ahli attacker has never shied away from acquiring some luxurious items. In 2014, Gyan bought a gold-coloured Rolls Royce Phantom worth $400,000.
The former Sunderland striker followed that up by erecting a plush mansion at Weija, which he calls La Basilica De Baby Jet. The mansion which reportedly cost $3 million to build has a host of unique features, including bulletproof doors and a private escape route.
But Gyan has now revealed that despite all the assets he owns, maintenance of his plush mansion after retirement remains his concern.
Speaking on the ‘Delay Show’ last Sunday, the Black Stars captain said: “I don’t regret buying my house, but maintaining my house after retirement is one of the challenges I have right now. I think about it every day. I tell myself that after retirement, I will need to maintain this house. That is why I have to save money and invest well so I can maintain my house. This is one of my challenges.”
He added that it has always been his dream to own such a big and expensive mansion, insisting “when I started playing football abroad, I told myself I wanted to build my own dream house and by God’s grace I have my dream house and I will stay there permanently after retirement.”
Gyan has scored 50 goals for the Black Stars and stands as Ghana’s all-time top-scorer.
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