As stated in GhanaSoccernet.com, Adu’s agent, Hasan Cetinkaya, has confirmed that Chicago Fire has made an offer to acquire the 25-year-old Ghanaian striker.
The move was even fired up when it was learned that Adu was not with his team in Dubai for the pre-season, but Malmo FF has stated that the midfielder was not with the squad due to fitness concern.
Adu made 15 match appearances for Malmo FF in the 2014 season and helped his squad defend the title and qualify to the Champions League. In his stint last season, he made 27 match appearance and helped his team with two goals to qualify also into the group stages.
Before Malmo FF, Adu played for the Liberty Professionals and for teams in Belgium, France, Denmark and Norway. He also played for the Ghana National under-17 team in 2007 during the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Korea where he played six tournament games.
Chicago Fire plays in the Eastern Conference of the MLS and since joining the league in 1998 they won the MLS Cup and the U.S. Open Cup. In 2003, they won the MLS Supporters’ Shield. The team also has a winning history taking the U.S. Open crown in 2000, 2003 and 2006.
The Fire aims to bolster their game in the coming season if they sign Adu. They have signed Ghana attacker David Accam from Swedish side Helsingborg IF before the start of last season and somehow has left a huge impression about Ghanaian players.
Chicago Fire is coached by Serbian Veljko Paunovic with Nelson Rodriguez at general manager.
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