U.S. national team starlet Julian Green is set for showdown talks with Hamburg on Wednesday, as the Bayern Munich man may have his loan move cut short.
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According to reports from the Hamburger Morgenpost, Green has requested to sit down and talk with Hamburg SV management as he has played in just five games since arriving on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich at the start of the 2014-15 season. Green started the first of those appearances on Sept. 14 against Hannover, but was hooked off at half time and hasn’t started since
Green, 19, did not feature in Hamburg’s 8-0 humbling at the hands of his parent club Bayern last weekend and reports suggest that he turned down a demotion to Hamburg’s reserve squad who play in the German fourth-tier.
A spokesperson for the Bundesliga outfit, Tobias Hauke, confirmed to the AP that Green is schedule to meet with management on Wednesday, presumably to discuss his future, and there seems to be a real possibility that the USMNT youngster could return to Bayern imminently. However the club spokesperson said other information regarding Green initaing the meeting is wide of the mark.
However this has been set up, it’s happening.
After scoring for the USA at the 2014 World Cup last summer following his surprise inclusion into the squad, Green’s career has stalled this season and it seems as though his apparent refusal to play for Hamburg’s reserve squad could see him swiftly return to Bayern after Pep Guardiola sent him away for what was meant to be a valuable learning experience.
Instead Green has watched on from the bench for most of this season as Hamburg continue to battle against relegation, with the Florida born youngster posting the following message on his official Facebook page last week.
Just to make it clear: nobody from HSV has spoken to me at all. I read in the papers that apparently I’m now playing for the U23. HSV took me on on the third day of the season to reinforce the first team. This was and is my aim, and is the reason why I transferred. I’m a licensed player, I haven’t done anything wrong and I give all I’ve got in the training sessions. I always want to do my best to keep us in the league. If they let me play, I’ll shoot goals.