By FRANCO PANIZO
Freddy Adu’s club future might still be unclear, but his whereabouts are not.
Currently in search of a new club, Adu is in England training with Championship club Blackpool. It is unknown as to whether the 24-year-old midfielder is on an official trial with the Seasiders, especially given that he would have to qualify for a work permit to play for them, but it appears he is attempting to stay in shape while he sorts out his next move.
Adu was last with Brazilian outfit Bahia, who decided not to renew his contract when it expired in December. He struggled for playing time at Bahia, making just seven appearances across all competitions for the club.
Adu has struggled to find a permanent home in recent years. He joined the Philadelphia Union in August 2011 for his second stint in MLS and showed glimpses of quality during his season and-a-half with the club, but head coach John Hackworth said at the start of 2013 that Adu was not part of his plans going forward, which opened up the door for the move to Bahia.
Prior to arriving in Philadelphia, Adu was loaned out several times by Portuguese powerhouse Benfica from 2007-2011. Some of the teams the former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder played for during that span included Monaco, Aris Salonika and Caykur Rizespor.
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