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Mojofc
Post #1
Wednesday November 20, 2013 4:26pm

Joined Jan 2013
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It appears JA's move to Stoke is off the table at this time.

What's next for Juan?

http://www.stokecityfc.com/news/article/work-...
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #2
Wednesday November 20, 2013 4:41pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,178
That's to bad. What's next? Looks like he will be heading back to New England.

New England just became even more dangerous for next season.

Really this could be a blessing in disguise for Juan. If he continues to perform well in MLS for a few more seasons and re-establishes himself back in the USMNT the potential for a better club to sign him might arise.

Never really liked the whole Stoke City signing for him anyway.

I would like to see more USMNT players head to the Bundesliga anyway. Much easier work permit process, and the league IMO is better than the EPL.

I would also bet Juan will now be invited for the January camp.

Jzaval01
Post #3
Wednesday November 20, 2013 4:56pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,315
Yeah the EPL is overrated. Not that it's bad but it isn't not the hype it get from media. Going to MLS isnt bad but its about that next step for Juan. Seeing when Juan is in his game he is clearly above MLS level. Maybe he gets a Holland move? Something that can push him to the next level.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Wednesday November 20, 2013 5:35pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,178
Could also sign with another team on a free somewhere in Europe. I would not be surprised to see that happen. Remember Celtic wanted Juan to.

There are 3 options since he is a free agent:

1. He comes back to New England and signs a new deal.
2. He still signs with Stoke City, and they loan him out.
3. He signs with another team in Europe.

He has options.

Know Nothing
Post #5
Wednesday November 20, 2013 5:50pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,556
I doubt Stoke will give up on him that easily as I am sure they knew this was a distinct possibility when they signed him. I dare say a loan to a middling league like the Dutch league is a distinct possibility

Red
NY
Post #6
Wednesday November 20, 2013 5:57pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 417
I'd like to see him come back to MLS for the next 2-3 years and really fully develop before going off to Europe.

He likely will go overseas either to the Netherlands, Germany or some other English club. Juan has skill...I'd really like to see him and more Americans apply their trade in the Bundesliga or Serie A.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #7
Wednesday November 20, 2013 7:12pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,178
Original post from Know Nothing

I doubt Stoke will give up on him that easily as I am sure they knew this was a distinct possibility when they signed him. I dare say a loan to a middling league like the Dutch league is a distinct possibility


Juan only signed a pre-contract with Stoke and would only sign a full contract as long as he was granted a work permit. From Stoke City's website it seemed pretty clear that they were going to terminate that pre-contract and not fully sign Juan.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #8
Wednesday November 20, 2013 7:28pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,178
Trust me I think we will hear in the next few weeks of Juan trialing with some different European teams in different leagues.

He has a butt load of talent, huge potential, and is soon to be only 21 years old. Oh and any interested European teams don't have to pay a penny for a transfer fee to get him.

These certain points will probably make him a little bit of a hot commodity in the next few weeks.

stone88
Post #9
Wednesday November 20, 2013 7:29pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,483
Ideally it would have always been better if Juan didn't go straight to the EPL. A dutch or german team would be soo much better for his development, especially at his age.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #10
Wednesday November 20, 2013 7:36pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,178
And since it's a free transfer, I believe he doesn't have to wait for the January transfer window to start playing for a team. Even though Italy, Germany, Holland, Spain, Denmark, Belgium take winter breaks.

navi8132
New York
Post #11
Wednesday November 20, 2013 7:41pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,050
Can someone explain what compels a person to write "#swag" at the end of a twitter post?

hamsamwich
Post #12
Wednesday November 20, 2013 7:43pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,984
I also vote for Holland. This permit cancellation is the best thing that could have happened to Agudelo, he is still headed for great things with the USMNT, and I am still not giving up on his possible inclusion on the Brazil roster. He is the most dynamic forward available, if he is mentally up for the challenge

navi8132
New York
Post #13
Wednesday November 20, 2013 7:46pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,050
When has he ever shown that he can succeed at the international level? This is all conjecture.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #14
Wednesday November 20, 2013 8:00pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,178
Original post from navi8132

Can someone explain what compels a person to write "#swag" at the end of a twitter post?


What's the big deal?

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #15
Wednesday November 20, 2013 8:34pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,417
Yeah I think he moves to another European team..I don't think he is feeling the MLS anymore..

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