Agudelo will move to Stoke after his MLS contract expires.
New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo has signed a pre-contract agreement with Stoke City FC, meaning he will join the Potters when his MLS contract expires on December 31st 2013, according to soccerbyives.
Sources have also said that Stoke and Agudelo are in talks with his club New England Revolution to try and bring the player to the Premier League earlier, which would involve a transfer in the summer transfer window, and would involve a fee.
Agudelo has been out with a knee injury for several matches this season, but has scored 5 goals in the 11 games he has played in for Chivas USA and the Revolution.
He has scored 2 goals in 17 appearances for the national team and was previously looked on as a future star, but has has fallen out of the national team picture of late. However, U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has repeatedly mentioned Agudelo as someone he continues to keep tabs on as a member of the national team pool, and a successful career in the Premier League would certainly push his cause.
Agudelo will be joining a Stoke City side with plenty of competition up front, with a stable that currently includes Peter Crouch, Jon Walters, Cameron Jerome and Kenwyne Jones.