After going almost a full year without playing a competitive match, it appears that former New England Revolution striker Juan Agudelo is close to finding a new team.
After a long saga with Stoke City and being unable to secure a work permit in the UK, Agudelo has been out of contract after being released by Stoke following the end of his loan spell with Netherlands club FC Utrecht. But yesterday a Goal.com report from Ives Galarcep said that Agudelo is considering a move to the German 2nd division, 2.Bundesliga, with club 1860 Munich. This is the same club as fellow United States international striker Bobby Wood although Galarcep's story also mentions Wood is likely to leave the club during this transfer window.
Now we have what is likely a subtle confirmation from Agudelo himself, who put out his first tweets since July 2014:
Back at it soon. #Window— AGUDELO (@JuanAgudelo) January 23, 2015
Overall, we're just happy that Agudelo has somewhere to play, as the 22-year old attacker is still developing and in need of regular playing time, especially with the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer. Given USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann's preference to Ameriacn's abroad, we'll have to see if Agudelo gets back into the national team fold.
1860 Munich sits just above the relegation zone of the 2.Bundesliga in 15th place (out of 18) for the 2014-15 campaign and spent a decade in the German top flight from 1994-2004 before being relegated back to the second division.