Revolution general manager Michael Burns said Sunday night that the team was hoping to add a player before Thursday’s transfer window deadline.
On Thursday afternoon, league sources indicated that player will be former US National Team and Boston College forward Charlie Davies. Davies will play for the Revolution on loan from Danish team Randers for the remainder of the MLS season.
An announcement regarding Davies is expected Friday, according to the sources.
The 27-year-old Davies is no stranger to New England. Born in Manchester, N.H., Davies attended the Brooks School in North Andover, graduating in 2004. He led Brooks to a New England Class A championship in soccer, and was a member of the wrestling team.
He played at BC for three seasons (2004-06), scoring 24 goals and adding 11 assists in just 37 matches.
Davies ventured overseas instead of entering the MLS draft. He’s played for teams in Sweden, France, and Denmark.
The forward was loaned from French team Sochaux to D.C. United during the 2011 season. While with United, Davies scored 11 times in 26 appearances.
After making 17 appearances with the US team between 2007-09, Davies suffered serious injuries in a car accident that killed a fellow passenger in October 2009. Davies wasn’t medically cleared in time to make a run at a World Cup 2010 roster spot.
Davies has struggled to make a mark with any team since the accident, but he could become a regular striking option for New England, with reports of Revolution striker Juan Agudelo signing a pre-contract agreement with English Premier League club Stoke City coming just days ago.