Adu to Benfica finalized.
Freddy Adu has finalized his move to Portuguese club Benfica, according to the AP. Pending a medical, Adu will officially join the club, despite already taking part in training with the players. Adu is set to sign a five year contract.
Freddy deserves this. He put up with all the wunder kid crap that the league tossed on him over the last four years, dealt with trying to play different positions and formations and even dealt with being in Salt Lake. He deserved the move and I really hope he does well over there. I believe that this will do nothing but advance his current game and skills and give him a larger chance of making the SA 2010 US squad.
Hopefully some of the other younger US players will see Freddy's move and get the itch. Yes, I am talking to you Eddie Johnson.