FORMER Celtic target Freddy Adu is at the centre of an amazing transfer storm.
The USA international forward, who was 18 years old when he was linked with the Hoops in 2007, has joined newly-promoted Polish team Sandecja Nowy Sacz on trial.
However, the club’s manager, Radoslaw Mroczkowski, doesn’t want the former wonder boy anywhere near his squad.
He blasted: “It’s a joke. 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.
“Whoever invited him, let him trial him. What is the point of having such a player?”
Adu was once regarded as one of the world’s brightest young talents and at the age of 14 was dubbed “the next Pele” by the Brazilian legend.
The Poles will be his 14th club if he signs, despite the protestations of the team boss.
He was on trial with Portland Timbers earlier this year, but failed to earn a contract at the MLS outfit.
Adu has not been attached to a club since he was released by NASL side Tampa Bay Rowdies at the end of last year.
It’s a funny old game. How long to kick off?
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This edition features a hard hitting introduction from Paul Dykes on the cheating and also a look back at The Celts for Change Years, which will remind you where we were as a football club in the nineties.