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Thierry Henry praise for Celtic trialist Agudelo (video)

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Juan Agudelo newsTeenage striker Juan Agudelo has arrived on trial at Celtic with a glowing reference from Thierry Henry.
Agudelo was a team-mate of Henry at New York Red Bull before switching to Chivas USA of Los Angeles in the summer.
The 19-year-old was born in Colombia but has already played 16 times for the USA and is keen to win a move to Europe to develop his game.
Henry moved in the opposite direction bit the former Arsenal, Juventus and Barcelona striker is in no doubt about the potential of the Lennoxctown trialist.
The Frenchman said: He had to leave our club because he needed to play regularly to keep his international place but he is a great talent who is going to be a top player soon.”
Agudelo flew into Glasgow following the 2-2 draw between Russia and the USA in midweek and has previously spent time training with Liverpool.
It’s unlikely that the teenage striker will have much time to impress Neil Lennon with the hoops squad travelling to Aberdeen and Lisbon within the space of five days.
Celtic’s current Champions League campaign and the platform that it has provided for Victor Wanyama and Fraser Forster will have alerted players asnd agents about the game.
Lennoxtown plays host to a regular supply of players looking to earn a contract but very few are offered terms with Rabui Ibrahim the most recent exception.
Ibrahim joined on a free from PSV Eindhoven almost a year ago but has only made a couple of substitute appearances so far for the first team.

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2 comments
  • Stu Mac says:

    I am not convinced he is a trialist.

    According to all the American press, which has included quotes from the Chivas President. Agudelo is at Lennoxtown for nothing more than a off season training week. With the exposure to other training techniques and other players being one of they key drivers to why a lot of the north American based players migrate to Europe at this time of year.

    He did the same at Arsenal and at Stuttgart last season to maintain fitness over the winter off season, as a pose to having a short term loan spell like Keane or Becks have had in the past. Which the MLS clubs do not favour because of the risk of injury… just look at the Spurs and Beckham issue over massive insurance costs.

  • HoudiniBhoy says:

    The player has also be quoted as saying he has no intention of joining Celtic too. This is just a PR exercise for Celtic and the MLS so that we end up attracting invites to go over there and play in tournaments, etc.

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