Prodigy Adu poised ink DC United deal

November 18, 2003
Fourteen-year-old football prodigy Freddy Adu has reportedly signed a six-year contract with US Major League Soccer franchise DC United, thereby dealing a blow to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, who are understood to have tracked the youngster's progress.

The deal for Adu, who played a starring role in FIFA's U-17 World Championship in August, is expected to be confirmed at a press conference in New York on Wednesday.

Although the teenager does not turn 15 until ...

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