Ex-Stoke signing and US international Juan Agudelo set for Wolves trial

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After work permit issues saw his Stoke City career fail to get off the ground, US international Juan Agudelo is reportedly back in England for a trial Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Juan Agudelo could be close to ending his five month-long search for a new club, with ESPN FC reporting that the US international is set to for a trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Agudelo, 21, has been a free agent since leaving Stoke at the end of the 2013-14 season after a second unsuccessful attempt to secure a work permit saw him fail to make a single appearance for the club.

Nevertheless, the promising striker has remained intent on securing a move to England, and has since rebuffed approaches from the likes of Werder Bremen and Anderlecht, as well as an offer to return to MLS.

Having first burst onto the scene with the New York Red Bulls in 2010 at the age of 17, Agudelo would go on to showcase his undoubted potential during spells at Chivas USA and the New England Revolution, before agreeing to a pre-contract with Stoke last August to join the club at the start of 2014.

The fact the 17-times capped forward had featured just twice for the US since 2012, however, meant that a work permit was denied, forcing the Premier League side to send him out on loan to FC Utrecht for the second-half of the 2013-14 campaign.

He scored three goals in 14 appearances for the Dutch outfit but, despite earning impressive reviews, a second appeal was denied following the season, prompting the Potters to release him.

Now offered a second chance in England, Agudelo is free to feature for the Championship club’s under-21s during the time in the midlands and, in the interim, is understood to be seeking to acquire an EU passport through the unconventional route of purchasing property in Cyprus, according to a report from the Washington Post's Steven Goff.

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