Football Echo: Gyan’s shock Sunderland exit under the spotlight

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ASAMOAH Gyan’s stunning departure from Sunderland today takes centre stage in tonight’s unmissable Football Echo.

Graeme Anderson reports on the Ghanaian striker’s shock season-long loan switch to moneybags United Arab Emirates outfit Al-Ain, while Chris Young reflects on the signs of unhappiness which have been there since the start of pre-season.

Sunderland’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea also features prominently, with Graeme’s blow by blow report direct from the Stadium of Light – the biggest and best tale of the match.

But there is much, much more for football fans to relish in tonight’s 40-page edition.

We speak to Seb Larsson, Steve Bruce, Blair Adams and Stephane Sessegnon, while Liverpool star Daniel Agger speaks of his confidence in Denmark team-mate Nicklas Bendtner following his loan switch from Arsenal to Sunderland.

The usual favourites are also in place, including Marco Gabbiadini’s exclusive column, Tony Gillan’s View From The Bridge, an SAFC quiz and Yesterdays, which goes back to 1971 to recall Brian Chambers’ Roker Park winner against Swindon.

There’s a poster of Sunderland’s 1984/85 to cheer hearts, and five pages of local football.

If that’s not enough, there are eight packed pages of the Junior Football Echo, focusing on the first weekend of action in the Russell Foster League.

And we have Monday’s race cards first for punters to pore over.

It’s an unbeatable package. The Football Echo – the best buy of the week – is out now, priced 70p.

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