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Young American striker Omar Salgado will reportedly begin a trial at Fulham later this week.

The Vancouver Whitecaps forward will travel to London to spend two weeks at Motspur Park once his involvement in an American under-23 international training camp in Germany concludes this week. The 18 year-old striker, who received a Spanish passport in September, was used sparingly by the Whitecaps in his first season in the MLS. A number one draft pick, Salgado scored once in 14 appearances – nine of them come off the substitutes bench – but was Vancouver’s top scorer in the reserve league.

Salgado, an imposing figure at 6ft 4in, had previously been involved in the youth-team set up of Mexican sideĀ Guadalajara.