MLS star Adu poised to sign for Benfica
LISBON (AFP) - Freddy Adu, the most recognisable name in the Major League Soccer, was on Monday poised to sign a five year deal with Portuguese side Benfica.
The Ghana-born Adu, 18, was twice named an MLS All-Star - in 2004 and 2006 - helped DC United capture the 2004 MLS Cup during his rookie season.
According to press reports here Benfica have already paid out 1.5 million euros to recruit the United states international.
Benfica are also due to sign Argentina duo Angel Di Maria and Andres Diaz.