Bayern send Julian Green to Stuttgart on permanent deal

Julian Green USMNT

by JACK HAZZARD

It’s official.

Following reports from Steven Goff of the Washington Post, Bayern Munich and United States Men’s International midfielder Julian Green has finalized a deal that will see him join 2.Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart.

”Julian wants to gain experience at a club where he’ll play regularly. Of course that was difficult at Bayern due to the huge competition,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. ”I wish Julian all the best for his future. He was always a busy, reliable and very nice player for Bayern.”

VfB Stuttgart currently sits third in Germany’s second division, only two points behind first place Eintracht Braunschweig.

After enjoying a successful summer both with Bayern Munich and U.S. Soccer, Green was promised playing time with the Bavarian Giants. However, after 15 Bundesliga matches this season, the 21-year-old winger has yet to make a senior appearance. That record falls in line with recent seasons. Since arriving at Bayern Munich in 2010, the Tampa native has not made an appearance for the first team, toiling instead with the Bayern reserves. Green has played over 50 matches with Bayern’s reserve side, scoring an impressive 25 goals.

”I arrived in Bayern’s under-15s and like everyone there dreamed of becoming a professional. And I managed it,” Green said. ”I’ve got a lot of experience in the last three years. It was good. I’m happy and grateful for it.”

”With the decision now for Stuttgart it’s settled. I’ll set myself new goals with Stuttgart and am looking forward to the challenge – especially helping Stuttgart achieve promotion to return (to the Bundesliga) in the second half of the season.”

The 21-year-old winger has also spent time on loan with Hamburger SV and Hamburger SV II, playing a total of six matches for the two sides.