Report: Juan Agudelo a transfer target for 2.Bundesliga side 1860 Munich
US national teamer and MLS alumnus Juan Agudelo remains without a club in the wake of his aborted transfer to English side Stoke City, but a new German report claims that he's in the crosshairs of 2.Bundesliga side 1860 Munich.
On Tuesday Munich-based tabloid TZ quoted 1860 sporting director Gerhard Poschner saying it was “quite possible” that the second-division club would sign two strikers before the close of the current transfer window.
Bayern Munich's crosstown rivals, 1860 currently have American attacker Bobby Wood on their roster and have stumbled out to a winless start in league play that has left the Lions second from bottom in the standings.
Though Poschner declined to name names, the outlet went on to state that its editorial staff had learned through back channels that Agudelo is a target.
“Despite his young age, Agudelo has already 18 caps for the USA,” noted TZ.
“In Major League Soccer, he once scored a superb goal for his former club New England,” the report added in an allusion to the wondergoal shown above, “which still creates tongue clicking and has been viewed on YouTube more than 900,000 times already.”
Agudelo inked a free transfer from New England to Stoke after the close of the 2013 MLS campaign but was denied a work permit by British authorities. He subsequently served out a promising loan stint with Dutch side FC Utrecht but had to mutually terminate his Stoke contract when his work permit appeal was denied in May.