U.S. winger Julian Green to stay at Bayern Munich with U23 team - agent
Unites States international Julian Green is set to stay at Bayern Munich and help their under-23 team win promotion to the third tier, his agent has told kicker.
Green, 20, returned to Bayern this summer following a disappointing loan stint at Hamburg last season.
The U.S international, who played at the 2014 World Cup without having previously played in a Bundesliga match, was tipped to be sent on loan for another year.
But speaking to German football magazine kicker, Green's agent Roman Grill has confirmed that the winger "will remain at FC Bayern."
Grill added: "He's got a task here with the second team."
Katharina Schrott of acta7, Green's representatives, told ESPN FC."The decision is final. Julian Green wants to assert himself at his hometown club FC Bayern.
"With this motivation and perspective in mind, he will give it his all also in the under-23s. Another loan or even a transfer is out of the question."
Earlier this month acta7 told mls.com about the interest from "clubs in Germany and the U.S.," who asked about his plans but did not make a concrete offer for a loan or transfer.
On Wednesday, the attacker started for Bayern's under-23 side as they opened their season with a 1-1 draw at FSV Illertissen.
Under the guidance of fomer FC Basel head coach Heiko Voglel, Bayern's young side hope to win promotion to the third tier this season.
Ahead of the 2014 World Cup, Green impressed for the club's reserve team by scoring 15 goals in as many games between July 2013 and October 2013. However, he failed to find the back of the net for the remainder of the season.
Green took part in Bayern recent tour of China. Ahead of the trip to Asia, the club's sporting director Matthias Sammer said that a "new beginning is possible," adding: "It's down to him and the way he presents himself."