Julian Green from the United State’s Men’s National Team and Bayern Munich will be leaving Bayern to join Hamburger SV for a one-year loan deal, as confirmed by his father’s twitter as well as Sven Töllner of Sky Sports earlier today.
Green joined Bayern Munich in 2013 after signing a four-year deal that will see him with the Bundesliga giants until 2017. He made his debut as a substitute in November of 2013 but played for the second team as well, earning 23 appearances and scoring 15 goals with Bayern Munich II. Green also traveled with Bayern this summer to Portland where Bayern lost 2-1 against the MLS All-Star team comprised of the best players in Major League Soccer.
Green had an impressionable World Cup performance where he scored the USMNT’s only goal on his first touch against Belgium in their Round of 16 game where the United States went on to lose 2-1, and has also been included in the USMNT roster for their friendly against the Czech Republic next Wednesday. After his goal in Brazil he became the youngest player, since Lionel Messi in 2006, to score during a World Cup game. He decided to play for the United States despite being a dual citizen and having an opportunity to play for Germany as well, and Green’s father confirmed discussing the loan deal with the United State’s head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
The loan should prove beneficial for both Green and Bayern, as the winger was unlikely to see much playing time with Bayern this season and will improve within the Bundesliga. Green should be able to make an immediate impact with Hamburger SV after a 16th place finish in the Bundesliga and only 51 goals total during the 2013-2014 season and is likely to see a significant increase in playing time.