Friday, November 10, 2006

Adu going to Man U

Just 24-hours after they denied the rumor, it turns out Freddy Adu is going to Manchester United for a two-week trail starting next weekend.

If the club like what they see from the 17 year-old, they could try to sign him during the January transfer window, however, they would need an exemption from FIFA to an international transfer rule preventing such a move until he turns 18. They would also need to convince MLS to sell his contract to them. MLS has a contract with Adu for three more seasons.

Manchester United does have a great youth program, but I doubt he will get many quality minutes with the senior team for the first year or so. If that is the case, I wonder if he might be better going to a side that would put him on the pitch against the best in the world a little sooner.

Before he goes over to England, Adu will take part in the U-20 US training camp in Sunrise, Florida.



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