The vacuum cleaner dig was a not-so-subtle reference… Adu was selling Hoovers on social media last year
The teen sensation has had a nomadic career since being hailed as the next big thing when he was only 14.
Freddy Adu has gone on trial at Polish club Sandecja Nowy Sacz
Manager Radoslaw Mrockowski compared it to looking for vacuum cleaners – a not-so-subtle reference to Adu’s recent work history
Once hailed as a future world beater and linked with Manchester United and Chelsea, the American forward has been at 13 clubs in eight countries.
Now Adu, who won 17 caps for the US between 2006 and 2011, has been handed a trial at Polish club Sandejca Nowy Sacz.
Based in the small town of Nowy Sacz, a five hour drive south of capital Warsaw, Sandejca were only promoted to the top flight this season.
And manager Radoslaw Mrockowski is clearly not impressed that Adu will be at training – comparing him to busted old appliances.
He said: “I just heard someone picked him up from the airport.
“This is not my idea, so let’s face it, the man who wants to have Frank [sic] Adu on the team, I do not accept this, it was not consulted with me.
Freddy Adu almost joined Manchester United in 2006 – but couldn’t get a work permit
Chelsea were also interested in the teenage prodigy
“I will not test it, as someone else wants, and they can do it. In my opinion, the club is so ridiculous.
“Instead of building a team in a sensible way, we are looking for old vacuum cleaners.”
The vacuum cleaner dig was a not-so-subtle reference to Adu – who was selling Hoovers on social media last year.
After bursting onto the world scene at just 14-years-old, the Ghana-born Adu was tipped for superstardom at DC United.
Adu quickly became a first-team regular, became the youngest goalscorer in Major League Soccer and was named to the All-Star team twice.
Adu joined Benfica in 2007, but barely played in four seasons before leaving
He was close to a move to England, being pictured in Manchester United training kit at Carrington in 2006, but couldn’t get a work permit.
Adu was then traded to Real Salt Lake, and six months later to Portuguese giants Benfica, who bought him for $2million.
He played a couple of Champions League games but, still a teenager, didn’t break into the first-team.
Adu was then sent on a series of loans – to Monaco, who declined an option to buy him, Belenenses in Portugal, Aris in Greece and Turkish second division side Caykur Rizespor.
Adu won 17 caps for the US, but never fulfilled his lofty expectations
None of those loans were successful and after four years and only a handful of games for Benfica, Adu returned to MLS with Philadelphia Union.
Adu played some games, but was on the move again two years later, joining Bahia in Brazil – he was released after just six months.
The American, had trials with Blackpool, Norwegian club Stabaek and Dutch club AZ ALkmaar in 2014, but none were successful.
He eventually won a six-month contract with Jagodina in Serbia, but the club did not extend his deal.
Adu then spent three months in Finland with KuPS, and another six months back in the US with second tier club Tampa Bay Rowdies.
But he has been without a team since last summer.
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