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Ex-NYRB, Stoke striker Agudelo on trial at Wolves

Juan Agudelo is on trial with English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 21-year old forward, who recently was unable to obtain a work permit to play for Stoke City, was due to play in a friendly on Friday for Wolves against QPR.

The former New York Red Bulls, Chivas USA and New England Revolution man joined Stoke in January this year but was ineligible to play in the UK due to his visa status which prompted the Potters to send him on loan to Dutch club FC Utrecht.

The visa issues forced Stoke to release him in the summer but Wolves boss Kenny Jackett suggests there will be no issues this time around if the Molineux outfit opt to sign him.

"I don't think the work permit is an issue. Everything looks OK," he told Express & Star.

"We haven't applied for one because we haven't decided to sign him yet but the enquiries we've made so far suggest everything will be fine if we want to take him.

"He's 21 so if we do sign him we'll be looking to make him a first-team striker. He's been on trial this week so we'll have a look at him in the game and then we'll talk."

Jackett added: "He's over here full stop - he's not waiting to go back to the States, he's very keen to get into English football.

"He's very strong and a good finisher, and in training he looks quite mobile - he has a bit of everything."

Colombia-born Agudelo, who has 18 caps for the USA to his name, has been keeping himself fit in recent times with training with Orlando City who will move into MLS in 2015.

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