Freddy Adu Hoping For Benfica Stay

The American youngster is hoping he will get the chance to prove himself at the Estadio da Luz....
Freddy Adu has returned to Benfica after spending one season on loan at Monaco, where he was given just a peripheral role at the French outfit.

The United States international, who had his first training session of the pre-season with Benfica today, does not know yet whether he will be part of the plans of coach Jorge Jesus, but he is hoping to impress his new boss.

"I will be training with Benfica tomorrow [today]," the player said on his Twitter page. "I am excited and cannot wait to start training.

"I am not 100 per cent sure if I am staying or not, I want to but you never know.

Adu, 20, signed for Benfica from Real Salt Lake in the summer of 2007 for a fee in the region of €1.5 million.

Luís Mira,