Fanendo Adi clarifies his departure from Portland Timbers on his own terms despite reports claiming that he fell out with coach Giovanni Savarese in his final year with the club.
The former Super Eagles invitee became Cincinnati’s first Designated Player when he was traded for up to $950,000 in allocation money last July.
Adi is in contention to face Portland Timbers at the Nippert Stadium on Sunday, March 17 and has admitted that he still has a lot of friends that play on the team.
”I was the one who said I wanted to leave, so after that, there is no bad feeling, the coach is a good friend of mine and we talk now and then”.
”I wish them luck and he wishes me luck, so there are no bad feelings, I consider Portland as family and we will always be family.”
The 28-year-old Adi scored 54 goals in 126 appearances in the regular season during his four-year stint with Portland Timbers, whom he joined after playing for clubs in Denmark, Slovakia, and Ukraine.