Juan Agudelo has turned down multiple offers from MLS and smaller European leagues in recent months, apparently deciding it's England or bust for him. And according to an ESPN report by Jeff Carlisle and Kristian Henage, he might be getting that opportunity,
The ESPN report states that Agudelo is going on trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers, in the English Championship. The recent Premier League club was double-dip relegated down to League One recently, but one promotion last season and is back in the second division.
Agudelo will deal with the same hang-up that got him released from Stoke City, which is the lack of a work permit. He hasn't played enough for the United States since his release to qualify for one, and he's trying to get around that by getting a Cypriot passport. He's apparently pretty confident of getting this done, but at the moment, Agudelo is not an EU player for Wolves' purposes.
If Agudelo gets his work permit issues sorted out, Wolves could be a great landing spot for him. They're currently sitting eighth in the Championship, just outside promotion playoff places, despite the lack of a great striker. Nouha Dicko is the only striker in their squad that's scored, and he has two goals in 10 appearances. Dicko's been great at League One level, but has struggled in previous Championship seasons, so it's possible he's just a bit out of his depth.
This is a win for Agudelo, Wolves, and the USMNT. Now let's hope he can get that passport.