Juan Agudelo will re-join the New England Revolution in 2015.
Speculation began on Monday when Goal.com reported that Agudelo had declined other options in favor of returning to the Revolution. A day later, ESPN FC confirmed the talks, adding that the 22-year-old striker could sign a contract that would run through 2018. ESPN FC released a followup article today that said that the deal was as good as done.
Moments after signing his contract, Agudelo took to Twitter to express his excitement.
Since Agudelo's tweet, a number of sources have confirmed that Agudelo has signed with New England. Goal.com is reporting that Agudelo will not be making designated player money as his contract is approximately $400,000 a year.
The addition of Agudelo is an important one as the Revs look to return to the MLS Cup final. In his previous stint with the team, he had seven goals and one assist in 14 regular season appearances. During his brief stay in New England, Agudelo developed obvious chemistry with Diego Fagundez, Lee Nguyen, and Kelyn Rowe.
Agudelo will compete with incumbent starter Charlie Davies unless coach Jay Heaps decides to institute a two-striker system. If he stays true to the 4-1-4-1 formation, using Agudelo as a starter and Davies as a substitute would create a formidable attack.
The Revolution's roster currently stands at 22 signed players.