Former USA wonderkid in Tangerines trial.
Blackpool are weighing up a move for former American wonderkid Freddy Adu. He is training at the club. #BFC
— Pete O’Rourke (@SkySportsPeteO) January 30, 2014
Freddy Adu, a legend of Pro Evolution Soccer and Football Manager, is currently training with manager-less Championship outfit Blackpool.
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— Matthew Stanger (@MatthewStanger) January 30, 2014
The forward was heralded as a future superstar when he became the youngest American ever to sign a professional contract aged just 14.
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He made his debut at the same age and scored 12 goals in 87 MLS appearances for DC United before joining Real Salt Lake.
Adu struggled in Utah but moved to Europe with Benfica after impressing for the United States in the Under-20 World Cup.
The forward’s time in Portugal was disappointing and he was farmed out on four different loan spells before returning to America with Philadelphia Union in 2011.
The Ghana-born playmaker then moved to Brazil with Bahia but was released in November after just five appearances.
In November 2006, Adu, then 17, had an unsuccessful trial with Manchester United and the 24-year-old must be hoping he can turn his career around at Blackpool.