Adu wants out of Benfica, to Dutch league

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Freddy Adu has targeted a move to the Eredivisie in order to reignite his flagging career.

Adu has failed to live up to high expectations at Benfica since joining in 2007. It appears as if the forward is no longer needed at Portuguese outfit and Adu has now made it clear that he fancies a move to the Netherlands in order to get regular first team football.

"Coach Jorge Jesus told me that I'm no longer needed at the club," Adu told Dutch magazine Sportweek. "However, I'm still young and I need regular first team football. I grew up with the Dutch league and I would love to play in Holland."

"The Eredivisie is the perfect league to kick-start your international career if you're a young foreign player. It's not like I'm only interested in joining a big team such as Ajax or Feyenoord.

"I'd be more than happy to join a smaller team like Groningen or NAC. I'm not that picky at the moment. I'm happy as long as I can play first team football.

"I'm surplus to requirements, so I don't expect Benfica to cause any trouble if a club is interested in signing me. I just don't want to warm the bench over here."