Freddie Adu joins Chelsea for £3mil?

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by MightyBees, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. MightyBees

    MightyBees New Member

    Aug 16, 2003
    London, England
    The vast majority of Sunday newspapers today are reoprting that Chelsea have agreed a £3mil pound deal for Freddie Adu.
    I was wondering what people thought of this?
    Do you think he will fit in the team like Ronaldo has done at ManU?
    Or will he struggle in the Chelsea side?
     
  2. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Sheffield Wednesday
    England
    Nov 7, 2001
    Maybe they're interested in him..
    But have they signed him??? I doubt it.
     
  3. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    work permit?????? Plus, he is ineligible due to age limit by UEFA.
     
  4. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ROFLMFAO!

    Perhaps some credibility might me lent if you linked your source.
     
  5. Real Ray

    Real Ray Member

    May 1, 2000
    Cincinnati, OH
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/3107428.stm

     
  6. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to reports [gathered from BigSoccer] Chelsea will sign Freddy.
     
  7. EMarcel

    EMarcel Member

    Oct 7, 1999
    $$$$$$$$$$$$

    "will reportedly pay Adu's family £3m over four years."

    How much is this in $$$$$$$$$$$?

    I still think that MLS will find a way to not only
    have Freddie play here for at least 2 years BUT
    they will find a way to actually sign him so they
    can reap the benefits further down the line.
     
  8. MightyBees

    MightyBees New Member

    Aug 16, 2003
    London, England
    My sources where the national newspapers The Daily Star, The People and i believe the other one was The Observor. I looked on their websites but couldnt find any refernece to the story on there. It was the main headline in the sports sections of The Daily Star and The People.

    Is that correct? im sure Chelsea wouldnt be waisting their time with a stupid mistake- there must be a loop-hole or they have found another way around it.
     
  9. denver_mugwamp

    denver_mugwamp New Member

    Feb 9, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Didn't he already sign for...

    Didn't he already sign for Newcastle? "Just waiting for the signature." was what I heard. Then I hear he's a lock for Man U. Now it's a done deal with Chelsea. It's not just BS posters who like to start rumors.
     
  10. subbuteo

    subbuteo New Member

    Dec 17, 2002
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. subbuteo

    subbuteo New Member

    Dec 17, 2002
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Give thanks to Superdave from:
    https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67211



    http://www.fifa.com/en/organisation/player/transfer.html

    Makes me sad that the BBC reports this with out the opposing side.
     
  13. Bonji

    Bonji Moderator

    Feb 4, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I really don't want Adu to go. I'd like to see him play a few times here in Denver. I don't understand why he wouldn't want to develop on his home soil before going over the pond.
     
  14. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Just ask Bobby Covey and Tottenham.... :)
     
  15. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Money + glamour + standard
     
  16. Isisbud

    Isisbud New Member

    Mar 10, 2003
    Encinitas
    Re: $$$$$$$$$$$$

    Live mid-market rates as of 2003.09.15 04:13:35 GMT.
    3,000,000.00 GBP
    United Kingdom Pounds = 4,817,401.69 USD
     
  17. MetroAndAGuinessPlz

    MetroAndAGuinessPlz New Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    NY
    To be honest the whole "home soil" thing might not be that important to him. He lived in Africa till he was 8. Thats more time there than in the US.
     
  18. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    "Home soil" That's just too funny.
     
  19. pc4th

    pc4th New Member

    Jun 14, 2003
    North Poll
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Freddie Adu joins Chelsea for £3mil?

    If this is true, then all I can say is 'too bad.'

    He won't play professionally until he is 18 (in the EPL) unless Chelsea can find a way around the FIFA rules.

    He lessens his chances of playing for the US MNT in WC 06.

    Chelsea will not rip in the benifits since when his contract will run out in three years, they will have to bid for him among other major teams.

    The level of competition of Chelsea Youth Team is way below par compare to a MLS team.

    And how is he ever going to get a Work Permit?
    It would be an outrage for Spurs fan because Convey got turned down, yet Adu possibly (Chelsea) and Howard (Man U) got in?
    And yet Convey got a lot more Caps than Howard and Adu has ZERO. Quite a mystery if that happen. If he is signed with Chelsea the earliest that you will see him in a EPL match will be sometimes in 2007 when he turns 17. (Unless FSW or PPV broadcast EPL Youth Game).
     
  20. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
    Belgium
    Aug 19, 2002
    Belgium
    Club:
    Club Brugge KV
    Where did you get the notion that Adu has to wait till he is 18 to get a start. If he is as good as a lot of you claim on here, I don't see why he couldn't get a start at 17 or younger, as did mr. Owen and mr. Rooney.
     
  21. Finch_Lover

    Finch_Lover New Member

    Sep 14, 2003
    Seattle
    Why don't you understand why he wouldnt want to go to europe to develop his game...if he wants to become one of the greatest strikers in the history of the game he better to to europe and play. The MLS is like nothing to him. He needs compition to improve his game.
     
  22. accion

    accion Member

    Nov 28, 1998
    dfw, texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    its been said a million concerning young mr.adu, there are new fifa rules that prevent a player yonger than 18 from signing a contract outside of his own country. owen and rooney are english so its a whole differnet ball game, than them. so i dont know how its really possible for freddy to sign a contract with chelski much less get a work permit.
     
  23. MightyBees

    MightyBees New Member

    Aug 16, 2003
    London, England
    So why would Chelsea bother chasing after Adu?- It was mentioned earlier on in this thread that theres a way around it and he can!
     
  24. Argentine Futbol

    Argentine Futbol Red Card

    Feb 21, 2003
    Old Greenwich, CT
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    OMG, So it's the English that are going to Spend Money and plunge to sign Adu. Good ole American media. Are any of the Italians, Spanish, German or French interested? England has a history of signing Us American as well as Carribbean players.
     
  25. RoverMax

    RoverMax Member

    May 4, 2003
    NYC
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Chelsea might sign him and then loan him out to MLS until they think he is ready to play for Chelsea...I think it would be the best alternative for everyone, Chelsea would have to pick up most of his salary though but playing in MLS is better than playing on a reserve team.
     

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