Brazilian playmaker Adryan claims he 'learned a lot' at Leeds despite recent departure

Adryan

Adryan recently signed for French side Nantes after ending his Leeds loan spell.

Former Leeds playmaker Adryan has told the Nantes official site that he learned a lot during his time at Elland Road, despite barely featuring.

Adryan, 20, recently completed a loan move to French side Nantes, joining them on a season-long loan deal from Flamengo in his native Brazil.

His latest move comes after leaving Leeds United, where his season-long loan spell at Elland Road ended last month following a frustrating season.

Despite arriving at Elland Road almost a year ago with a reputation as being the next Kaka in Brazil, Adryan struggled to make any sort of impact in West Yorkshire.

With just 13 appearances to his name in all competitions, Adryan left Elland Road in underwhelming fashion, but is now set to start his time with Nantes.

Speaking to the Nantes official website, Adryan claims that he learned a lot at Elland Road - despite failing to impress with the Whites.

"I learned a lot in Leeds and Cagliari. I have more experience and I am better equipped for the future," said Adryan upon completing his move to Nantes.

Unlucky or not good enough?

Adryan arrived with a big reputation from his time in Brazil, but his spell with Leeds turned into pure frustration for both the player and fans.

Adryan threatened to make a real impact as Leeds played a 4-4-2 diamond with an attacking midfielder, playing to Adryan's strengths in the process.

Yet, once Neil Redfearn switched to a 4-5-1/4-3-3 system, Adryan was either ineffectual or out of the side, so he can count himself somewhat unlucky to have not been given more of a chance last season.

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