The former U.S. international is inching closer to a deal with Sandecja Nowy Sacz, but the team’s manager appears uninterested in the 28-year-old

Former U.S. international Freddy Adu is set for a medical ahead of a potential move to Polish club Sandecja Nowy Sacz, but the manager isn’t too pleased with the midfielder’s arrival.

The 28-year-old Adu, who was once considered the brightest prospect in American soccer history, has arrived in Poland for a trial and a decision to sign him will come after a medical.

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But Sandecja manager Radoslaw Mroczkowski is not happy about the possibility of Adu joining his team, a move that he considers a marketing ploy.

“It’s a joke,” Mroczkowski told Polish website Sportowefakty.pl. “I read in the media about his trial. I asked the sporting director [Arkadiusz Alexander] why he did not tell me anything [about Adu]. After all, he sent me a text message that there ‘will be a player on trial’ and that they all knew. Marketing knew, the staff at the club knew. Only the coach did not know who the trialist was.”

Mroczkowski added: “Whoever invited him, let him trial him. What is the point of having such a player? The CEO says that it’s marketing. We may as well have (soccer freestyler) Janusz Chomontek.”

Adu has not played professionally since leaving the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL in 2016. He has played for 13 different teams in eight different countries during a disappointing career.

This is not the first time Adu has been linked with the Polish side, as Goal reported he was weighing an offer from the club in March.

Adu trained with the Portland Timbers earlier this year, but the MLS side opted not to sign him to a contract.

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