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By DAN KARELL
Freddy Adu’s bid to join a new club in 2014 has suffered a setback.
After spending the last three weeks training with English League Championship side Blackpool, Adu was not offered a contract to play with the team for the rest of the season, according to the Blackpool Gazette. Blackpool have allowed Adu to remain with the club in order to train and keep his fitness levels high as he searches for a new club.
There is nothing happening with Freddy,” Blackpool interim manager Barry Ferguson said. “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.”
Sources have told SBI from the start of Adu’s stint at Blackpool that his time there was always planned as a training stint, and not a formal trial. He has been linked to potential moves to Turkey and Norway.
During his time training at Blackpool, Adu has took part in two closed-door scrimmages. In an interview with Blackpool FC’s Youtube channel, Adu said that a mutual friend connected him and Ferguson.
Adu has been a free agent since Brazilian club Bahia mutually terminated his contract last November. The 24-year old has played with nine clubs as he enters the tenth year of his professional career.
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