New England Revolution Loan Charlie Davies

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Former USMNT striker Davies joins the Revs for the rest of the season from Randers FC.

New England Revolution have secured Charlie Davies on loan on the final day of the MLS transfer window.

Soccer By Ives reports that the former US international striker will link up with the Revs and play in MLS for the rest of the 2013 season after struggling to settle in Denmark with Randers FC.

The loan deal also comes with a clause granting New England the chance to buy Davies outright at the end of the loan spell for an undisclosed sum.

Davies last played in MLS for DC United, on loan from Sochaux of France. United, despite Davies subsequent departure, managed to retain the player’s league rights. This means that now Davies has returned to the league, the Revolution will have to purchase his rights from DC United – most likely in the form of a draft pick or small amount of financial compensation.

Davies may well be one of the most famous players in American football, after he made international sporting news in October 2009.

The striker was involved in a near-fatal car accident which killed another passenger. Davies, who was not driving the vehicle, suffered a lacerated bladder, a shattered lower-right leg and bleeding on the brain. It took Davies over a year to return to league football.

After a successful loan spell with DC United, scoring 11 goals in 26 games, Davies moved to Danish Superliga side FC Randers. He has had a miserable time with the team so far though, failing to score in 26 total appearances.

The arrival of Davies in New England will provoke mixed emotions amongst Revs fans. Whilst more offensive power is certainly a good thing for the club, it does nothing to dispel the rumours that wonderkid Juan Agudelo could be on his way to Stoke City earlier than expected.

Young forward Agudelo was reported to have signed a pre-contract with Stoke, meaning that he would join them at the expiration of his contract in January. However, rumours have been circulating that they could buy out the remainder of his contract and have him join the squad in England immediately, just in time for the start of the new Premier League season.

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