Freddy Adu rules out Polish club move after manager labels transfer 'a joke'
Former U.S. international Freddy Adu has pulled out of a move to Polish team Sandecja Nowy Sacz, after their manager called the transfer "a joke."
Adu, 28, was regarded as one of the game's brightest talents as a teenager but has since struggled to establish himself, playing for 13 different clubs in eight different countries.
Sandecja, however, will not be added to that list, with Adu taking to Twitter in a series of tweets to explain his situation.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I will not be signing with sandecja. I have been in a situation like this before in Monaco and it ...— Freddy Adu (@FreddyAdu) August 1, 2017
"Just wanted to let everyone know that I will not be signing with Sandecja. I have been in a situation like this before in Monaco and it ended badly," he said.
"I havnt had a chance to train or do anything with the team but I have to find the best situation for my career.
"It is important to have everyone on board before signing and that's not the case here so I've decided to wait for a better situation!
"Thanks for the continued support!
"In the past I would sign and never get a chance to play. I do not want to make that mistake again!
"Some people might try and spin this as a bad thing but I see it as a good decision because I do not want to be in the middle of this!
"Definition of insanity is when you keep doing the same thing and expecting different results. At some point you gotta learn from mistakes!
"Just when you think you have seen it all!!! Man lol it feels like I can't catch a break! Was excited about the opportunity but it wasn't meant to be. Hopefully a better opp comes!
"I've been used by too many people over the years for publicity and exposure and I am determined not to let that happen anymore!"
Earlier on Tuesday, manager Radoslaw Mroczkowski said he was not happy about the prospect of Adu joining the club.
"It's a joke," Mroczkowski told Polish website Sportowefakty.pl. "I read in the media about his trial. I asked the sporting director [Arkadiusz Alexander] why he did not tell me anything [about Adu]. After all, he sent me a text message that there 'will be a player on trial' and that they all knew. Marketing knew, the staff at the club knew... Only the coach did not know who the trialist was."
But Mroczkowski added: "Whoever invited him, let him trial him. What is the point of having such a player? The CEO says that it's marketing. We may as well have Janusz Chomontek [a Polish football freestyler]."
According to Sportowefakty.pl, Sandecja had wanted to sign Adu in the winter, but Mroczkowski did not approve of the move.
Adu, who has been without a club since being released by NASL side Tampa Bay Rowdies in 2016, was on trial with Portland Timbers earlier this year but failed to win a contract with the MLS club.
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