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Photo: Former Leeds United loanee Adryan in training with Nantes

The player who failed to make a significant impact at Leeds United is now on the books at French side Nantes.

Former Leeds United loanee Adryan has posted a picture of himself on Twitter taking part in training with his new Nantes teammates.

The Brazilian midfielder arrived at Elland Road last season with a big reputation and considerable talent. But despite showing glimpses of what he can do he was rarely seen in the final few months of the campaign, leaving Leeds after just 13 appearances and with only two assists.

Still only 20, there is no reason to think Adryan will not ultimately go on to fulfil his considerable potential, but his loan move to Ligue 1 will go a long way to showing whether or not he will succeed in European football.

The Championship may not have been his ideal stage but France’s top flight offers different challenges and it will be interesting to see how he performs week in, week out.

Adryan played just 26 minutes of senior football at Leeds in 2015 and for that reason alone his pre-season training at Nantes will be vital to ensure he hits the ground running when the new campaign kicks off.

Adryan appears to be enjoying his early weeks at his new club, writing, “One more session done,” as he looks ahead to the competitive action to follow.

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