The Philadelphia Union have long made it a policy to not comment on potential moves but went back on that rule when they publicly announced that they were moving on from Freddy Adu.
A month after, with no realistic suitors for Adu’s services, the club could be stuck with the inconsistent attacking midfielder as the Major League Soccer season starts in 10 days.
Lesson learned: Stick with what has made you successful.
A source with knowledge of Philadelphia’s situation revealed to Goal.com that MLS clubs are basically asking for Adu on a free transfer and want the Union to foot some of his reported $500,000 annual salary.
“I think teams are afraid to bring Freddy in because of the way Philadelphia portrayed him,” the source told Goal.com via text message. “He refused to take a pay cut (on a guaranteed deal)…[but] his salary is not an issue, teams find a way to make the numbers work.
He added, “Philly would probably take a hit to diminish their cap hit; the problem is teams ...