DAVID SMITH - Thursday, July 29, 2010
Freddy Adu won't have to wait long to find out whether he will will be joining Swiss Super League team FC Sion, as the team confirmed that a decision will be reached after Thursday's training session.
The 21 year-old US international was deemed unwanted surplus by FC Aris head coach Héctor Cúper as the Greek team began its pre-season preparations, leaving the player in limbo since the loan agreement between the God of War and parent club Benfica extends through the end of the 2010-11 season.
Reports of a trial period at Swiss club FC Sion were confirmed by team officials in the local media on Wednesday, however with their season already underway, Adu has only been given a short time to convince the team to keep him on a longer-term basis.
"He has been here training for one day," Sion's sporting director Frédéric Chassot confirmed on Thursday morning. "He is training with the team this morning and we will make a decision after that."
Last season's fifth-place finisher in the Swiss Super League has already played two games in the current term - one win and one loss - and could press the former DC United phenom into quick action should they choose to add him to the roster.
"We don't know yet," Chassot remarked of whether Adu would return to Greece following the team's decision, concluding, "after today's training, we will decide what to do."