Sunday, August 4, 2013

Louis Saha to MLS? Agudelo moving abroad?

Agudelo move could fuel Saha to MLS

As a follow up attempt to Clint Dempsey joining MLS a source close to the situation in New England is saying Mike Burns wants Louis Saha if the pieces fall into place over the next few days.

Rumors have gone wild in the recent month with strikers Saer Sene being linked with a move to France and United States international Juan Agudelo in talks with Stoke City. It looks like Sene will stay, but a move for Agudelo is still in the works.

As of late Sunday afternoon a source says Juan and his agent have not been in contact with anyone from Stoke since late last week and are waiting to hear back from the league office to see if a transfer fee has been agreed upon. Because Stoke know Juan will be out of contract in less than 4 months, they are trying to pay as little as possible, with a fee around $400,000 being kicked around.

If Agudelo moves to Stoke, expect New England Revs GM Mike Burns to pull the trigger on a deal for Louis Saha. The 34 year old striker has been without a club for more than a month as his contract at Italian side Lazio ended on July 1st. Talks with Saha began early last week and a source says the situation regarding Agudelo has been explained to Saha, who is seeking a long term contract. While the source did not disclose the information on prospective salary, we are assuming he would not take up a DP slot.

More information to come.

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