Bahia to release Ghana-born American Freddy Adu

The former D.C. United player is having a tough time to break into coach Cristovao Borges’ first team since joining them in April this year and will leave at the end of 2013

Ghanaian-American Freddy Adu is to be released by Esporte Clube Bahia at the end of his contract due to “technical deficiencies”, Lance is reporting.

The former Philadelphia Union attacking midfielder has failed to break into the first team of the Brazilian side since joining them in April. He has made three appearances for Bahia and his contract ends in December.

Bahia director of football Anderson Barros has been explaining that the ex-Benfica player is not getting a lot of play time because there are others better than him, despite his quality.

“He does not play because there are others who are superior,” Barros explained. “He is very dedicated. I have nothing bad to say about him off the field. I have talked with him, and Adu understands the situation. He is very professional.”

The 24-year-old has been an unused substitute on seven occasions and has featured in matchday squad since September 7 – a run of 15 matches.

Adu has played for D.C. United, Benfica, Monaco, Belenenses, Aris, Caykur Rizespor and the Philadelphia Union.