Freddy Adu (pictured here with the US team in 2009) is reportedly on trial with Swiss side FC Sion.
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Journeyman Adu begins trial in Switzerland

AMSTERDAM – Aris FC loan item Freddy Adu has begun a trial with Swiss side FC Sion, has confirmed.

The 21-year-old US international is still Benfica property, but could take up a new loan home this season if he impresses manager Bernard Challandes this week.

As Adu began training with Sion on Tuesday, Aris hit the road for a Europa League qualifier against Polish hosts Jagiellonia Białystok. The Greek club hold a loan contract on Adu that lasts through the end of this coming season.

Adu has agreed to take a pay cut to remain, but is no longer in manager Héctor Cúper's plans.

Last season, Adu scored twice in 12 games across all competitions for Aris, his third loan employers away from Benfica since 2008.

Sion, who have two league crowns and 11 Swiss Cups on the trophy shelf, finished seventh in Switzerland's top flight last season.