New England Revolution monitoring Agudelo after Stoke collapse

New England Revolution are unsure about a return for Juan Agudelo. With Agudelo's work permit denied, Revs "monitoring" the situation

New England Revolution are unsure about a return for Juan Agudelo.

With Agudelo's work permit denied, Revs "monitoring" the situation

Agudelo's proposed move to Barclays Premier League side Stoke City was put in serious jeopardy on Wednesday when the 20-year-old striker was denied a work permit, leaving his future in question.

The details of Agudelo's pre-contract with Stoke are unknown, but the U.S. National Teamer is out of contract with MLS and is presumably free to pursue a move to any club outside the league. Within MLS, however, Agudelo's rights do remain with the Revolution as Burns revealed the Revs made him a contract offer prior to his departure.

General Manager Michael Burns added that the Revs are aware of Agudelo's situation and will monitor how it proceeds, but presently they're allowing the player time to process recent developments and assess his options.

"I'm sure at the moment Juan has an awful lot on his plate and going through his head after having heard the news about his work permit being rejected," Burns said. "If he's interested in returning, then he's a player we would absolutely welcome back and welcome the opportunity to have a conversation with him about returning to New England."

 
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