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Adu loaned to Monaco

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.

What do you think of Adu moving to Monaco? Share your thoughts on the move below.

59 comments
  • Collin

    I nosed around a bit on Wikipedia trying to get a handle on what Monaco has. Seems that they are abundant in D-Mids, and, with Menez on his way out, there is a real chance that Adu will be able to play in a central attacking role in the midfield. Great for his development!

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  • Ives

    Kyle, no word on Bradley yet but I will say that some of the reports out there regarding Bradley seem pretty laughable.

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  • Bruno Leite

    If you´re a benfica fan or love Freddy Adu´s football, sign this petition online to show the player that the supporters of this great team want him here again in the end of the season, after the loan period to AS Monaco.

    You could visit also http://queremosadunobenfica.blogspot.com/ and express your support to the player. We are against this transfer. The main goal of this petition is to deliver all the messages to the player and Benfica Board.

    In our site you´ll watch a Freddy Adu channel with all the stuff about the future world best player. Visit it…http://queremosadunobenfica.blogspot.com/

    Go Freddy Adu!!! Go Benfica!!! One for all and all for one!!!

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  • JP

    Ricardo Gomes is a good coach and recognizes talent. He’ll give Adu opportunities and will demand a lot from him.

    JP

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  • Adam M.

    This is a good move for Adu in the sense that he will get more playing time. But its hard to see this move as a good sign. Adu doesn’t have to be at the level of Messi, Pato, or Bojan to be a success, but his failure to make the cut at Benfica is yet another reminder that the US has yet to produce a real top quality forward. The bottom line is that it is disappointing that Adu didn’t make it and it should be disappointing for Adu.

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  • kofi_x5

    Monaco is beatiful if you got euros. Food is poo unless its that great place by the old casino.

    Playin in France kicks ass though. He’ll get to play against Cisse. Can’t wait to see how he does

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  • WE WANT ADU IN BENFICA NEXT SEASON!!! SIGN THE PETITION!!!

    If you´re a benfica fan and love Freddy Adu´s football, sign this petition online to show the player that the supporters of this great team want him here again in the end of the season, after the loan period to AS Monaco.

    You could visit also http://queremosadunobenfica.blogspot.com/ and express your support to the player. The main goal is to deliver all the messages to the player and Benfica Board.

    In our blog you can watch 24 hours a day Freddy Adu TV that shows all of the career of this fantastic player!!

    Go Freddy Adu!!! Go Benfica!!! One for all and all for one!!!

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  • Jose Gilberto

    I have seen this pattern for young players and it tells you one thing, he has a bad attitude. You have legitamate stars like Saviola and Adriano in this boat.Many clubs, no major contributions.

    This means that no coach has the patience to deal with the player and the player is not worth the effort. Or, the player is just hype. I think Adu is marginal as a European player, good as an MLS player. Why would Europe keep a marginal foreigner? Adu has no future in Europe.

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