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Juan Agudelo wanted by 1860 Munich: report

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Where will Juan Agudelo land?

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Juan Agudelo's next team could be in the 2.Bundesliga. 1860 Munich are keen on signing the American striker, according to TZ.

Agudelo has been in search of a new home ever since he was denied a UK work permit earlier this summer. His inability to get a work permit scuttled his chances with Stoke and, with the European season underway in some countries and about to begin in others, he still doesn't have a team.

1860 are on the lookout for strikers, with the club saying they want to sign two more before the close of the transfer window. They desperately need to get better, losing their first two matches of the season by a combined score of 6-2, but it is still very early.

The German club already has one 21-year-old American striker on their roster in Bobby Wood. He has been a regular for the team since making the first team in 2011, but with just three goals to his name, he is hardly an irreplaceable figure. 1860 know they need more goals and have indicated that they are beginning to lose faith in Wood. That could open the door for Agudelo.

Agudelo has had interest from clubs in Portugal and the Netherlands, among others. He had a solid loan stint with FC Utrecht in the spring that raised his stock and to sign with a second division club would be disappointing, but with it getting late on in the summer, his options could be diminishing. The good thing about the 2.Bundesliga is the Bundesliga is quick to move for the league's best players so if Agudelo were to sign for 1860 and play well there, it may not be long before he's in the top flight.