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Turkish Reporter: Adu Training In Turkey, But With Private Coach, Not Galatasaray

Osman Altunterim said on Twitter that Adu would be training with a private soccer coach while in Florya. While Adu will still be in Galatasaray's training center, he will not participate in first team or other club training sessions.

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Freddy Adu's return to Turkey was announced by the Philadelphia Union today, as the creative midfielder was set to travel to train with Galatasaray.

However, a Turkish reporter has stated that Adu would not train directly with Galatasaray.

Instead, Osman Altunterim said on Twitter that Adu would be training with a private soccer coach while in Florya. While Adu will still be in Galatasaray's training center, he will not participate in first team or other club training sessions.

"Freddy Adu will train in Florya but not for Galatasaray," Altunterim tweeted, "[he will] work with Scott Piri, a private coach to prepare after the end of his league in the United States, and to play with the U.S. national team in matches."

There was some speculation on Twitter about the possibility of Adu's second time in Turkey turning into a transfer, but Altunterim addressed that in a tweet as well.

"It is not transfer , if they say transfer it is a lie," Altunterim said.

When reached for comment, the Union stuck to what was in the team's press release.

"Per our release this morning, Freddy is training with Galatasaray," the Union said to the Brotherly Game.

(Translation help from @TurkishSoccer, along with a H/T to him as well)