- Details of the story of Freddy Adu, a professional footballer who once played for Manchester United has surfaced online
- Information available shows that his future is uncertain as he is now a free agent
- Freddy Adu gained global attention when he signed his first professional football contract in 2003
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YEN.com.gh has learned that the only Ghanaian football player to represent a top English club, Manchester United, has experienced a downturn in his career and livelihood.
Regarded as ‘the new Pele’, Adu, who started his career as a teenager, is currently a free agent and faces an uncertain future.
Information available suggests that he became the youngest player to sign a professional football contract in the United States in November 2003.
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Per a report by goal.com, he became a global star at 14 years and always had fans excited when he stepped on the pitch.
Adu was known for his lightning-quick feet, an imposing physique and a good eye for goals.
But after 16 years, all he desires to do is to forget a once-memorable career that made him an icon.
Speaking with ESPN, he stated that "You have to have amnesia. Otherwise, you'll torture yourself."
YEN.com.gh understands that before he signed for D.C. United as a teenager, Adu caught the attention of Sir Alex Ferguson, former coach of Manchester United.
He eventually earned a two-week trial at the club in November 2006.
In other news, prominent American-born star with Senegalese roots, Akon, has assured diasporas now is a good time to invest in Ghana and other African countries because it’s viable with guaranteed returns.
Born Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, the renowned musician and business mogul stated that he was investing everything in Africa because ''that’s home'', adding ''that’s where everything needs to be invested because you will get your investment back.''
Face2Face Africa writes that when host of Capital XTRA Mammy Norte informed him his folks hailed from Ghana, and if he was aware of African-Americans making a return to the country in droves in the Year of Return, Akon responded ''you guys are sleeping mehn.''
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