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Ex-Monaco striker Freddy Adu explains Osterlen choice: I won't take football granted again

Former US superkid Freddy Adu has explained making the move to Sweden.

Adu, now 31, has joined Second Division Osterlen FF.

The former Benfica and Monaco striker told Fotbollskanalen: "Osterlen presented a good proposal. Considering that I had not played for a long time, they gave me an opportunity to come back and to do what I like most - to play football.

"I thought it was a good opportunity for me. And Sweden is one of the places I have always been interested in playing in. I checked out the team, did my research and came to the conclusion that this was a good opportunity for me. An opportunity I wanted to take."

Adu hadn't played since 2018 when with Las Vegas Lights of the USL.

"I have never been more motivated. Do you know why? I have experienced what it is like to be at both the top and the bottom and I have taken a lot for granted in life. And I have realised how much I have missed football, being in a locker room, having teammates around me, preparing for training and matches.

"I will never take it for granted again. This opportunity is great for me. I am expectant and long to come to Österlen and start playing."

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