Valencia look to snap up Juan Agudelo after his failed transfer to Stoke City
by Tom Conn | Posted on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Valencia are looking to rejuvenate their squad during the January transfer and are reportedly set to steal MLS side’s New England Revolution star, Juan Agudelo after the 20-year-old failed to obtain a work permit to join Premier League side, Stoke City.
According to Sports Direct News, Stoke City had completed the deal for the USA international, but the Colombian-born striker was refused a work permit and the subsequent appeal after agreeing to a deal with the Potters this past August.
Agudelo will now reportedly test free agency, with Valencia believed to be the favourites to sign Agudelo, while Stoke City continue to break through the red tape.
However, Valencia face stiff competing from a host of clubs from Europe with teams from France, Portugal and Holland looking to sign the talented forward before the close of the January transfer window.
Valencia have had difficulty scoring goals this season, despite spending a combined €10 million for Porguese international forward, Helder Postiga and Colombian international striker, Dorlan Pabon.
Agudelo has 17 international caps for the USA national team and has featured in the MLS for New York Red Bulls, Chivas USA and New England Revolution.