Adu to try out with Man U
Man Utd confirm interest in Adu
Manchester United are attempting to negotiate a two-week trial for American teenager Freddy Adu in November.
The club initially rejected reports that the 17-year-old striker, who plays Major League Soccer for DC United, would visit Old Trafford.
However, it has now emerged that negotiations are under way.
Adu has also been linked with Chelsea and could be available for transfer in January, providing a fee can be agreed with MLS, who own his registration.
DC United's domestic season ended at the weekend after they lost a play-off at the hands of New England Revolution.
After the game Adu said there had been "some serious talks" that could lead to him playing elsewhere next year and his comments heightened speculation over his future.
If he's as talented as people think he is, he should be the first American superstar in European soccer. If this happens, he could have the same effect as Joe Namath did in football, the defining star of a generation. When American kids grow in soccer, he's going to be their model, if he succeeds in Europe. Landon Donovan he is not.
posted by Steve @ 11:14:00 AM