Freddy Adu’s long-rumored move to French club AS Monaco has happened.
Adu is set to leave Benfica and join Monaco on loan, with Monaco holding an option to buy the U.S. Olympic team playmaker.
Adu leaves Benfica after one season, a season which he started strongly but ended with him failing to see any first-team action in the final half of the campaign.
Adu could wind up starting for Monaco if, as expected, the club sells young French playmaker Jeremy Menez, who is drawing interest from several of Europe’s top teams. Menez, 21, is one of the most highly-regarded young midfielders in Europe and appears to be a safe bet to move on, with Inter Milan and Portsmouth among the interested clubs.
Still just 19, Adu is in U.S. Olympic Team training camp and will join Monaco after the Olympics.
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