Freddie Adu won’t be offered a contract by Blackpool

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It’s back to the drawing board for American midfielder, Freddy Adu, after Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson explained he wouldn’t be offering the trialist a contract.

“There is nothing happening with Freddy,” Ferguson told the Blackpool Gazette.

“He’s come in and worked hard with us. He is a great lad but I’m more than happy with what I’ve got. I have a strong squad.”

Adu had been training with the Championship side for the last three weeks in hopes of being signed. It now appears that won’t happen.

Since turning professional in 2004, Adu has played for 9 different clubs in five different countries.

After beginning his career at DC United, Adu switched to Real Salt Lake in 2007 before moving to Benfica in the same year. He spent four years under contract with the Portuguese side, going on loan to Monaco, Belenenses, Aris and Caykur Rizespor in the process. He then returned to MLS with the Philadelphia Union in 2011 before moving on to Brazilian side Bahia in 2013 where he made four appearances.