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Agudelo to join Stoke in January

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Juan Agudelo will join Stoke on January 1 when his contract with New England Revolution expires © Getty Images
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Stoke City have confirmed that Juan Agudelo will join the club in January after signing a pre-contract agreement.

Agudelo, 20, will begin work with Mark Hughes' side on January 1, 2014, once his contract with New England Revolution has expired.

The striker joins fellow United States internationals Geoff Cameron, Brek Shea and Maurice Edu at the Britannia Stadium.

"We've put a lot of work into this deal, and I am delighted that we have managed to get the deal over the line," said Hughes.

"It's a good deal for us, because he is a very good young player who boasts a lot of talent as well as a lot of potential too.

"I've known of him for a couple of years now. He burst on to the scene for the United States at the age of 17 and everybody has paid attention to him since.

"I have kept my eye on him for the last 18 months, and thankfully we were in a position where we were able to pull this deal off."

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