Adu to Inter via Tardini?
Saturday 28 July, 2007
American sensation Freddy Adu could travel to Serie A for Parma before reaching his eventual destination –Inter.
The young talent born in Ghana has been a household name among talent scouts since he was 12 years old, though he resisted all attempts at a bidding war between giants like Milan, Manchester United and Barcelona.
In 2001 Adu’s mother Emelia confirmed that Inter had offered $750,000 to sign the youngster, but she preferred he grow up and develop his skills in America.
Now the Nerazzurri have revived their interest in Adu and the ‘Corriere dello Sport’ claim they set out an intricate plan to bring him to Italy.
The 18-year-old is a target for Benfica, Celtic, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Villarreal
, so they have to move fast.
It’s believed Inter will help Parma to register the player and, if the results are convincing, bring him to San Siro a year later.
It would be a similar trajectory to that of Adriano, who first really made his mark at the Stadio Tardini in 2002-03, eventually returning to Massimo Moratti’s side in January 2004.
Adu currently plays for Real Salt Lake and impressed in the recent Under-20 World Cup. His price-tag has been valued at £3.3m.