The deal was finalized on the part of the New England Revolution to welcome back U.S International forward player Juan Agudelo to the club. Even though the deal stipulates that Agudelo will be with the team until 2018, he will not be a designated player for the time being. The young player, aged 22 played with the Rev back in 2013. During his career with them he had scored seven goals and then headed for a career in Europe. He had however been out of any team since last May as his loan stint had ended with the Dutch team FC Utrecht.
The player had been considered by Stoke City of the English Premier League. However issues with his work permit resulted in his contract being terminated. MLS teams had attempted to win back Agudelo’s services since last summer. However these attempts were unfruitful as the player was bent on playing in Europe. He was considered for Bundesliga team Werder Bremen but had turned down the offer as he wanted to play in England.
However, as time went by and with the process dragging on, Agudelo was seeing the prime of his career wasted and he therefore made the decision to return back to MLS. Agudelo will not return with the Revs. The team kept his rights as the forward player had left the team upon the expiry of his contract at the end of the 2013 season. Revolution GM Michael Burns had stated that he was always keen on welcoming back Agudelo as he is already familiar with the team and coaches.