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Report: Revs’ Juan Agudelo sparks interest from Spain, Turkey


New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo is receiving transfer interest from clubs in both Spain and Turkey, MLS Soccer reported Monday.

La Liga side Real Valladolid, Segunda division side Deportivo La Coruña, and multiple teams in the Turkish Süper Lig have expressed interest in the 25-year-old U.S. international.

Agudelo has seen his role reduced this year for the Revolution under head coach Brad Friedel, playing just 839 minutes across 18 appearances. He has two goals and three assists on the year.

The forward could be transferred in the current window, but that seems unlikely as Agudelo is scheduled to be a free agent in the coming offseason.

After spending the first part of his professional career with the New York Red Bulls, Chivas USA, and the New England Revolution, Agudelo tried to go to Europe in 2013 when he signed a pre-contract with English club Stoke City. However, due to a work permit issue he was unable to play for Stoke and was sent on loan to FC Ultrecht of the Eredivisie.

The USMNT forward returned to New England ahead of the 2015 season, where he’s made 102 appearances and scored 23 goals in his second stint with the Revs. He’s tallied 42 goals and 19 assists in 175 career regular season MLS appearances.

Agudelo has three goals in 28 career appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team.


  1. i’d wait. being a free agent in mls (or whenever he would choose to return to mls in the future from europe) is kind of like “living the dream.” good on him for achieving that this winter.

  2. “Real Valladolid⚽ were promoted to La Liga after winning the promotion playoffs in La Liga 2 last season. They swapped places with Deportivo La Coruña⚽⚽ (A club with a lot of history), who finished 18th in La Liga and were relegated to the second division after a four-season run in the top-flight.”

    Go to a newly promoted club in La Liga and risk being benched or go to a La Liga 2 club and have a been chance of playing time after the team loses most of their top strikers? Hmmmm ?

    • Tough call, he always seemed to have the right haircut!

      I’m not so sure his value or interest considering his goals per minutes played is terrible regardless the league.

    • the perils of getting excited over an 18 year old….Agudelo had all the talent he just never put it together in a meaningful way. He never found a position he excelled in and never gave consistent performances. His career has been all flashes without the solid but unspectacular games needed.
      One day we will learn not to hype up our many talented teenagers until they establish themselves professionally. People are all over Tim Weah/ Keaton Parks types right now, but they are far more likely to follow Julian Green’s career trajectory than Pulisic’s. I hope Weah can take off at PSG but that is the reality of the situation.

    • The junior-senior transition is not an easy one and people expect production the other side. I think in junior play people can be wowed by ball tricks but you get to senior and they want that cross pinpoint and those shots in the net. Juan is not overly tall, not a burner, and while decent technically does not rack up the G and A. Comparison I would make is Dempsey, who for a bit there when he was with NER, was just a flash winger. But then he started finishing balls all the time, favoring the good ball over more dancing.

      • The major factor left out of that assessment is the players intelligence/instincts. Dempsey has incredibly intelligent movement in the box. Its one of the biggest reasons his career is what it is. Guys like Agudelo and Altidore, who have some gifts in other areas, never have near his success for this reason imo.

      • the unmistakeable Ronaldinho, I am a HUGE Dempsey fan, but I would not say that he had incredibly intelligent movement in his earlier days – it has improved,but still not amazing. Wondo is nothing more than an MLS player and lower tier international, but arguably has better movement in the box. Dempsey had a tendency to float in and out of games in his youth and sometimes get lost. What Dempsey has is he is a deadly finisher; he is more accurate and also takes more chances. On top of that, he has more mental fortitude/graft — not to say guys who make it this level don’t because they do; Dempsey just has more fortitude than most in the pool in his generation.

    • Agudelo screwed up his own career. Remember he went to the dutch league and did good enough that the club offered him a contract to comeback. From what I remember he turned them down cause he wanted to get into the EPL with Stoke. He wind up sitting out a year or half a year before going back to the MLS. He should have taken up FC Utrecht offer back in 2014


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