Weston Homes Community Stadium

Next Game

Colchester v Blackpool

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Ferguson rejects Adu signing

Former teenage prodigy Freddy Adu will not be joining Championship outfit Blackpool, caretaker manager Barry Ferguson has confirmed.

Last Updated: 27/02/14 at 18:54 Post Comment

Freddy Adu: Won't be joining Blackpool, according to Barry Ferguson

Freddy Adu: Won't be joining Blackpool, according to Barry Ferguson

The 24-year-old United States forward was once dubbed 'the next Pele' after bursting on to the scene at the age of just 14 when he became the youngest ever player to appear in a United States professional sport.

However, Adu's career path has not taken the upward trajectory many had predicted a decade ago and disappointing spells in Portugal, France, Turkey and Brazil led him to train with Blackpool earlier this year.

Adu spoke of his desire to one day play in England in an interview last month but it appears those ambitions will not be realised on the Lancashire coast.

"I've got plenty of players in that position," Ferguson, who has been handed the reins on a temporary basis following Paul Ince's axing, said.

"We gave Freddy the facility to come in and train and he's played a few games, but I'm strong enough in that position."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Leicester agree club-record fee for Charles Aranguiz

Leicester are discussing terms with Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz after agreeing a club-record £10.5m fee with Internacional.

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

Liverpool beat HJK, Villa draw at Forest and Leeds see off Everton

Liverpool beat HJK, Aston Villa drew 3-3 at Nottingham Forest, while Leeds beat Everton 2-0 and Newcastle lost at home on Saturday.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company