Report: Adu to play in Randers reserve match with hope of landing contract (UPDATED)

Report: Adu to play in Randers reserve match with hope of landing contract (UPDATED)

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Report: Adu to play in Randers reserve match with hope of landing contract (UPDATED)

Freddy Adu 4 (Reuters)

Freddy Adu could soon land at a new club, but not for its first team.

According to Danish outlet Sporten, Adu will play for Randers in a reserve tournament game tonight and could end up with a contract with the club should he impress. He is expected to play in the last three games of the tournament for Randers, who he has been training with in order to stay in shape. 

Should Adu join the club, he would play for the reserves as he has been deemed not fit enough to play at the Superliga (Denmark's top flight) level, according to Randers' chief scout Peter Cristiansen.

Even if Adu impresses, there is a road block to him signing with Randers. Currently he is on loan to Aris Salonika from Benfica, but the former has found no use for him this season. Benfica could let Adu go out on loan, but not until the winter transfer window opens in January. There is also a chance Adu could sign with Randers on a free transfer.

(UPDATE- Adu started, played 90 minutes and hit the post twice in Randers reserves' 4-0 loss to Viborg. According to club trainer Michael Winther, Adu looked good for the first 60-70 minutes before losing some steam.)

What do you think of Adu possibly landing a deal with Randers? Surprised he'd start off with the reserves? Just happy to see another club willing to take a chance on him? Should Benfica just release him?

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