Billericay City had been no strangers to a shock signing however this one certainly would have topped the lot.
talkSPORT’s Jamie O’Hara, who used to play for and handle the non-league facet, revealed how there was as soon as a dialog about making an attempt to signal Soccer Supervisor icon Freddy Adu.
Anybody who performed the Soccer Supervisor sport within the early 2000s would have signed the American sensation, who was tipped to attain nice issues in actual life.
Nevertheless, he didn’t dwell as much as his ‘subsequent Pele’ tag and has had a journeyman profession the place he’s represented 15 golf equipment.
He by no means made it to England, however O’Hara instructed talkSPORT on Wednesday that Billericay as soon as thought of attempting to snap him up.
They’d signed a variety of ex-Premier League stars, together with O’Hara, Jermaine Pennant and Paul Konchesky. Nevertheless, this could have been probably the most audacious of the lot had it come off.
However any hope of Adu becoming a member of the Essex-based facet had been extinguished fairly early on as a result of points with him having the ability to get a piece allow.
Adu burst onto the scene, signing for DC United as a 14-year-old. It made him the youngest American ever to signal a serious league skilled contract in any group sport.
He represented the United States 17 occasions though the best profile match he ever performed for them was on the 2008 Olympics.
Maybe not the one which received away so far as O’Hara and Billericay are involved.