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Report: Former Leeds loan star Adryan linked with move to Nantes

Adryan struggled at Leeds, but he could be heading back to Europe.

Brazilian playmaker Adryan spent last season on loan at Elland Road, having spent the previous campaign with Massimo Cellino’s Cagliari side, but he struggled to adapt to the English game.

He made just 13 appearances in all competitions, registering two assists and failing to score a goal. Being a Brazilian youth international, big things were expected of the 20-year-old upon his arrival, but he ended up being cast out of the first-team set-up.

He failed to make his debut until October, and then found himself out of action for the entirety of 2015 - except for a 16 minute spell on the pitch during a 3-2 defeat to Watford.

He returned to Flamengo at the expiration of his loan, and after failing to make an impact in Europe in two successive spells, many would suspect that he would remain in his homeland.

However, a report in TMW has linked Adryan with a return to Europe, claiming that French side Nantes want to sign the youngster. They are reported to have made an offer for him, with a view to a season-long loan with a €3 million buy-out clause should he impress.

The proposal is currently being evaluated by Flamengo’s president, with him keen to ensure that Adryan does not waste a third chance in European football.

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