Leeds United flop Adryan discusses sadness at French struggles

The Brazilian is not having it all his own way in French football.

When Leeds United snapped up Brazilian talent Adryan from Flamengo on a season long loan deal in August 2014 fans were rightly excited.

The Brazilian was once considered a wonderkid and had previously been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona.

However his career had stalled since a similar switch to Cagliari and his time at Leeds was not a success. He played just 13 times for Leeds and scored no goals. His final appearance for the club came against Watford in February and he will be remembered mostly for 'that dive' against Derby County in November.

This season he is with Nantes in French football and is not faring too well once again.

He has played just four times in Ligue 1 this season and has not impressed fans of The Canaries.

It has even led to some rumour and conjecture that Adryan might be released from his loan spell.

Now Adryan has spoken to Foot Mercato about his time in France. He stated:

"It was a very good start. I played a lot of matches.

"Now, I do not play. But I want to keep training hard.

"I am very sad because I do not play at this time. I hope to have my chance again.

"I hope to stay and I will do my best."

Adryan's future for now still looks like being at Nantes. But once again it seems he is struggling to get into the groove in European football.

He will have to do much better than he is at the moment if he is to avoid yet another Leeds United experience.

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