Juan Agudelo in "search" of a Club

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  1. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Per Stoke Loud & Proud

    As SL&P and the Fortress told you on July 12th that Stoke City are very interested in signing Juan Agudelo from New England Revolution. At the moment talks are proceeding as to signing him, he is a very sort after striker and hope that no other club get wind of the deal before it is concluded
     
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  2. stonejh127

    stonejh127 Member+

    Sep 9, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    WHHAAA??
     
  3. jakepc42

    jakepc42 Member+

    Mar 26, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With Pulis out its not as ugly of an idea as it would have been i think Juan should find a better situation. He'd probably be better off starting his career at a lower level and improving his game without all the pressure.
     
  4. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    New England is about as low pressure as it gets. Well, other than Chivas USA
     
  5. banbaseball

    banbaseball Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    East of the Bay
    I don't know if he'll meet the WP requirements for minimum appearances for the NT. Last time he played was against Russia in 2012.
     
  6. stonejh127

    stonejh127 Member+

    Sep 9, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do Stoke only scout in the US these days?? haha.
     
  7. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    They could loan him out to a Belgian club.

    Seems STOKE is loading up on talented players on the cheap.
     
  8. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    It's not a bad strategy. You find the prospects, hope they develop, and then sell them for a nice profit. For a smaller club that's competing in the Prem, you have to find a way to make some money to find some higher end talent - or find yourself relegated. Financial Fair Play is going to crush the smaller clubs in top flights.
     
  9. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Plus I think Belgium is easier to get passports or visas or something for foreign players compared to other EU members
     
  10. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    And watching Juan play...I wish he stuck with NYRB, so he could learn along side Henry on how to be a striker. One gets the feeling he doesn't really know what he's doing from one minute to the next, tactically.
     
  11. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would be STOKED to see Agudelo in the Prem.
     
  12. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Exactly. Still don't get why he moved. Even if he was a sub all season, it was worth it to learn from 1 of the best strikers of the past decade.
     
  13. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It wasn't just Juan's decision. Yes he was tired of Backe not giving him a lot of playing time, but also RBNY kind of gave up on him, and we also go Pearce at a steep discount.
     
  14. Mario Balotelli

    Mario Balotelli Member+

    Feb 28, 2012
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not buying it yet. The only source reporting this is a Stoke fan Twitter account which follows as many people as it has followers.
     
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  15. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There was buildup to the announcement, so I'd say there's a bit of truth to it.

    And the guy running SL&P has connections within the club.
     
  16. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Aren't Juan and Brek pretty close?
     
  17. stonejh127

    stonejh127 Member+

    Sep 9, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  18. McGarnagle

    McGarnagle Member+

    Apr 29, 2010
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seems to be pretty obviously BS (and that doesn't stand for Big Soccer)
     
  19. sakibomb523

    sakibomb523 Member+

    Oct 13, 2009
    Orange County
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    wouldn't you guys rather see him here, than at Celtic though :thumbsup:
     
  20. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Probably more likely to play at Celtic
     
  21. Chance

    Chance Member+

    Minnesota United FC
    United States
    Apr 5, 2012
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Would be a decent move too because Hooper has left.
     
  22. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    You're right. They got some money to spend
     
  23. jakepc42

    jakepc42 Member+

    Mar 26, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I actually think Celtic would be a pretty good move. Playing time surrounded by good players and would also get Champions league competition. Would be a good first move. First this kid really just needs to stay healthy.
     
  24. Swami

    Swami Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    He should go to a developmental league as Jozy finally did before he goes to the BPL and a team like Stoke.
     
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  25. blackstar22

    blackstar22 Member

    Jul 17, 2012
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    He has deleted his twitter account so maybe there is some truth to this
     

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