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 By Chris Wright

Former U.S. wonderkid Freddy Adu sells vacuum cleaners on Twitter

Once upon a time, a teenage Freddy Adu was being hyped as "the new Pele," such was the prodigious young American striker's potential to take the football world by storm.

Since those heady days in the early 2000s when he had a trial with Manchester United and was top of Championship Manager's wonderkid list, Adu's stock has continued to fall and fall as repeated attempts to kick-start his career have seen his progress hampered at every turn.

After botched stints in Portugal, Turkey, Finland, Serbia and Brazil, the 26-year-old is currently back on home soil plying his trade at Tampa Bay Rowdies in the NASL.

That said, if his latest sponsored tweet is anything to go by, it looks as though his career is a mess (get it?) at the moment.

It's easy to sneer, but the guy has successfully carved himself out a (slightly meandering) career as a professional footballer and still has enough of a profile to make a bit of extra cash on the side. And he has a clean house. That's more than most of us can say, isn't it?

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