Transfer News: Utrecht sign Stoke striker Juan Agudelo on loan
Utrecht have signed American international striker Juan Agudelo on loan from Stoke City for the rest of the season.
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 21/01/14 3:16pm
Agudelo, 21, has not played a single game for Stoke as he had not been granted a work permit following his move from New England Revolution.
Utrecht's chief scout Edwin de Kruijff told the Dutch club's website: "A young player like Agudelo must play and he can't do that at Stoke at the moment so it's a good opportunity for him and us."
Agudelo is a major name in the United States. He is the youngest goalscorer in the history of the national team after scoring a goal on his debut as a 17-year-old against South Africa in a friendly international in Cape Town in 2010.
Stoke originally signed Agudelo last summer on a pre-contract from MLS side New England Revolution ahead of a move in January, but in November he was denied a work permit.