Freddy Adu will play for Blackpool today in a behind-closed-doors game.
The USA international is training at Bloomfield Road after being released by Brazilian club Bahia in November.
Attacking midfielder Adu travelled with the squad to Saturday’s game at Blackburn and sat in the Pool dugout at Ewood Park.
His arrival at Blackpool is big news across the Atlantic, where there’s plenty of interest in the 24-year-old once described by Pele as the best young player in the world.
Adu became the youngest ever player in Major League Soccer at 14 and he and has since played 17 times for the USA national side.
Angel Martinez, Stephen Dobbie and Nathan Eccleston will also play in today’s match against Blackpool’s all-conquering youth team.
Stand-in boss Barry Ferguson said: “Freddy is just over to train and I’m going to have a look at him.
“That’s as far as it goes at the moment.
“He’s not played in two months and he’s just come back from Brazil. We’ll see how he does in training.”