Former wonderkid Freddy Adu now without a football club and working as nightclub promoter

Today’s wonderkid is tomorrow’s nightclub promoter.

That’s not a saying in football but it might become one after it was revealed that former prodigy Freddy Adu has started touring an unexpected kind of club circuit.

John Bennett, a sports reporter for BBC, tweeted an advertisement for a night at a club called the Shadowroom hosted by Freddy Adu.

Once described as the next Pele, Adu made his MLS debut when he was 14 years old in a sea of hyperbole as big European clubs watched with excited eyes.

Eleven years later and the electrifying prospect is a free agent after being released by Serbian side FK Jagodina, his tenth club. The American forward once had a trial at Manchester United but the club passed on him.

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Despite appearing to possess significant talent, it hasn’t clicked anywhere for Adu.

He’s played only 59 minutes of competitive football since 2012 and wasn’t offered a contract by Blackpool last year after training with the Championship side. We hope that he can somehow find a way to resurrect his career.

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