Freddy Adu to train with Man-U

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:37 IST

Freddy Adu will get his long-awaited first taste of European club soccer when he trains with Manchester United for two weeks later this month.

Freddy Adu to train with Man-U

Washington:

Freddy Adu will get his long-awaited first taste of European club soccer when he trains with Manchester United for two weeks later this month.DC United and MLS have given the teen permission to join the English Premier League leader starting November 18, three days after he is expected to play in a US Under-20 national team game against Guatemala in Florida.DC United spokesman Doug Hicks said the time with Manchester United will not be a tryout and that Adu's rights remain with MLS."This is a great opportunity for Freddy,'' Hicks said on Wednesday. "We support his decision to seek additional training opportunities in the offseason.''Transfer caseAdu, who became the youngest player in MLS history three years ago when he signed at age 14, often has stated his desire to play for a European club. Such a move will be permissible under international transfer rules when he turns 18 in June.Adu is under contract to United for one more season, but he said after Sunday's season-ending playoff loss to New England that there have been "some serious talks'' that could lead to him playing elsewhere next year.Adu's workouts with Manchester United were first reported by The Washington Post on its website.(AP)



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