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Agent of ex-Leeds United loanee Adryan comments on his future

Adryan could be set for a return to Europe in the future, having left Leeds this summer.

Speaking to TMW, Adryan’s agent discussed the Brazilian’s future, claiming that he could well return to Europe in the future.

Mauro Bousquet said: “He has another year and a half contract with Flamengo, but I do not exclude that he can return to Europe.”

Brazilian playmaker Adryan spent last season on loan with Leeds, agreeing a year-long switch from Flamengo in his homeland. The 20-year-old is highly rated and arrived with much fanfare, but his ability never truly prospered at Elland Road.

After starting the season in the reserve teams to get up to full fitness, the youngster managed just 13 senior appearances for the club, registering only two assists, and showing his rumoured quality in short bursts.

He has since returned to Brazil with the Championship season over, and is expected to start turning out for the club in the coming months.

However, his agent has not ruled out a return to Europe, despite Adryan failing to impress at both Leeds, and during a five-game loan spell with Italian side Cagliari - owned by Massimo Cellino when Adryan was there.

There is a sense that Adryan is extremely talented, and the Braziian youth international still can reach his potential, but he needs to develop further before testing himself abroad.

At his young age it would be no surprise to see him remain with Flamengo, as he is clearly not suited to English or Italian football, but if he continues the upward trend shown in his youth, it is hard to deny that he will likely return to Europe in the future.

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