Everyone remembers Freddy Adu, right?
Now 28-years-old, the American international was once hailed as the 'next Pele' after making his professional debut at 14 years of age for D.C. United.
Just weeks after, Adu, born in Ghana, would also become the youngest goalscorer in Major League Soccer history, seemingly justifying the hype.
However, despite a trial with Manchester United, Adu's career never ascended anywhere close to what it should have.
The 17-time U.S. international has had 12 clubs since leaving D.C. United back in 2006 with Benfica and Monaco being the pick of the bunch, but his travels have taken him to eight different countries: the United States, Portugal, France, Greece, Turkey, Brazil, Serbia, and Finland.
Adu is technically in the prime of his career, but does he have one last shot at big-time glory?
According to reports in Sweden, the winger is about to add another country to his long list.
Swedish third division side Oskarshamns AIK are reportedly looking to take him on but their manager has played it coy to Swedish outlet Expressen.
Mikael Persson said: "I do not want to comment on players who are not ours. I do not want to contribute to speculation."
Oskarshamns AIK aim to be in the Swedish top flight in the next five seasons and are prepared to spend the money to get themselves there.
Whether signing Adu would be a prudent bit of business or not remains to be seen, but the American is certainly determined to make the most out of his career.
Two years ago, Adu admitted how much the early weight of expectation in his career affected him.
“I’m not going to lie, that stuff bothers me. It hurts, “ Adu told Goal USA in an exclusive interview. “I’m only 26. Yes, I’ve had some tough times in my career. I’ve had some great times as well. In the end, I can’t control what people say. It wasn’t my choice or decision to be compared to Pele when I came into the league.”
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