The Shanghai SIPG hitman, who scored 128 goals in 123 matches during a trophy-laden four-year spell with the rival Garden City side, had been touted as a replacement for Moussa Sow, who re-joined Fenerbahce on Wednesday.
And asked whether Al Ahli would strengthen their attacking options with the acquisition of the former Sunderland man and Ghana captain Gyan, Olaroiu said: “I’ve heard of these rumours but I can’t talk about it now. We have other options we are looking at. It’s not right of me to talk about him. Maybe it’s him, maybe it’s another player.”
Olaroiu will now be looking to add late additions to his attacking ranks.
“Sow said he wanted a move and unfortunately the transfer window in Europe closes on August 31 for him to move to another club so we had to let him go.”
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