By FRANCO PANIZO
Juan Agudelo’s status as a free agent makes him an intriguing option to clubs that are still in need of a forward, and we now seem to know one of the parties interested in his services.
According to a report out of Germany, 2. Bundesliga side TSV 1860 Munich are looking at Agudelo as a possible summer reinforcement. Lions sporting director Gerhard Poschner recently admitted without naming anyone specifically that the club could still sign two forwards in the coming weeks, but the 21-year-old Agudelo has been identified as a player on Munich’s shortlist.
The U.S. Men’s National Team striker is currently without a club after seeing yet another attempt at landing an English work permit to play for Stoke City denied earlier this summer. He spent the past half-season on loan at FC Utrecht and scored three goals in 14 appearances to help the club avoid relegation in the Eredivisie.
If Agudelo were to sign with 1860 Munich, he would join Bobby Wood as American forwards on the club’s roster. Wood, also 21, has been with the club’s first team since 2011.
The Lions are off to a slow start this season, dropping both of their first two matches by a combined score of 6-2. They currently sit in 17th place in the 2. Bundesliga.
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