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hamsamwich
Post #76
Sunday February 1, 2015 2:32am

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If it was all about talent, Juan would already be in his dream league, the EPL. And he'd be on a decent mid table team like an Everton or Aston villa.

But it's not just about talent. Juan is holding himself back, and may always do so.

@skangles- my kind of stats. Keep showing the wondo love (he is on his way to perhaps being all time MLS scorer if he keeps at his rate)! Underpaid at 600k for what the others get. Just my opinion. ***if only we could transfuse Juan Agudelo with Wondos tiger blood, he would become the best all time American player***

The_Footballer
Post #77
Sunday February 1, 2015 10:20pm

Joined Nov 2013
Total Posts: 29
Original post from hamsamwich

If it was all about talent, Juan would already be in his dream league, the EPL. And he'd be on a decent mid table team like an Everton or Aston villa.

But it's not just about talent. Juan is holding himself back, and may always do so.


To be fair, if it wasn't for work permits he would have been in the EPL last season. He showed enough talent to get an offer, hard to argue he's holding himself back in that case

Jzaval01
Post #78
Monday February 2, 2015 2:01am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,315
Stoke wanted Juan whether it would have been a success or not well we can't say cause he never got the chance to play.
Now he is holding himself back because he could have gone to a good league when his work permit got rejected

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #79
Monday February 2, 2015 6:09am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,450
To be honest I would rather see Juan in MLS than Bundesliga 2 with 1860 Munich.

The reasoning behind him not taking other offers was simply his weird desire to play for Stoke City.

But now he will at least be in a very good situation with New England. He needs to be in a stable club/league right now, and show that he can score 15+ goals in multiple seasons.

He signed a 4 year contract, and lets say he rides out that contract he will still only be 26 years old. to be honest if he shows well the next couple of seasons for New England, I am sure he will have more than enough offers from Europe again.

hamsamwich
Post #80
Monday February 2, 2015 1:21pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,212
This much is certain- New England has the best attackers in the east. They did already, and now with Agudelo they will always have a goal or two in them. Gonna be tough to keep up.

BG6
Post #81
Monday February 2, 2015 1:38pm

Joined May 2014
Total Posts: 91
Original post from 2tone

The reasoning behind him not taking other offers was simply his weird desire to play for Stoke City.


Wow Juan is even more off the deep end than I thought if his priority was to play for stoke or bust.

Do you have a link you can share where you read this? I'd love to see how Juan or his agent explained it.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #82
Monday February 2, 2015 5:01pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
http://www.noshortcorners.com/2015/01/raising...

A bit of information regarding Agudelo can be found here.

He's clearly stated that he wants to play in the BPL. Stoke wanted him. The deal hinged on the Cypress passport application, but it was going to take too long.

Seems like he had a ton of interest from all over Europe, as well.

My best guess, with the USMNT in mind, he didnt want to join up with a Euro squad midseason, while having been idle for 6 months. He joins the Revs preseason and has all the opportunity to earn his playing time. I would have liked him to stick it out in Europe because I think he has the talent, but this was probably the smarter move.

BG6
Post #83
Wednesday February 4, 2015 1:47am

Joined May 2014
Total Posts: 91
Really interesting I didn't realize about the second contract pre agreement.

Nice article about personal life that factored into his decision. Could it be a sign of maturity?

http://www.thebentmusket.com/2015/2/3/7973639...

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