Barry Ferguson has confirmed that Freddy Adu will not be offered a contract at Blackpool, despite his recent training stint at the club.
The US international was once regarded as one of the most promising young talents in the game, and has been linked with a move to England in the past. Having been offered a trial at Bloomfield Road, it appeared as though the forward, previously of Philadelphia Union, could be about to get his opportunity in the Championship.
Adu featured in two behind-closed-doors friendly matches for the Lancashire side, but he has evidently not done enough to persuade Ferguson, who is in caretaker charge following the dismissal of Paul Ince, to offer him a contract. The Scot told the Blackpool Gazette: “There is nothing happened with Freddy. 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.”
It remains to be seen what Adu’s next move will be, but in the meantime, he has been offered the chance to continue to train at Blackpool whilst he builds up his fitness. The 24-year-old began his career at DC United, and has also appeared for Real Salt Lake, Benfica, Monaco, Belenenses, Aris, Caykur Rizespor, and Brazilian side Bahia.