Agudelo signs pre-contract with Stoke City

August, 9, 2013
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STOKE CITY FC announced the signing of Revs forward Juan Agudelo to a pre-contract agreement.

He will join the Potters on January 1, 2014 once his contract with New England Revolution is over.

The Revs released the following statement: “Juan is a talented player and he has put himself into a position to have options abroad at the end of his MLS contract this December. We always knew there was a possibility he would choose to explore these opportunities when we traded for him earlier this year, and we’re happy for Juan that he has earned this opportunity at Stoke. We’re looking forward to his return to the field with us for the remainder of the season as soon as he is back and fit from his recent injury.”

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes said: “We’ve put a lot of work into this deal, and I am delighted that we have managed to get the deal over the line.

“It’s a good deal for us, because he is a very good young player who boasts a lot of talent as well as a lot of potential too.

“I’ve known of him for a couple of years now. He burst on to the scene for the United States at the age of 17 and everybody has paid attention to him since.

“I have kept my eye on him for the last 18 months, and thankfully we were in a position where we were able to pull this deal off.”

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