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Bayern Munich's U.S. international Julian Green to sign for Stuttgart

Bayern Munich have confirmed that U.S. international forward Julian Green will join second-tier club Stuttgart in the January transfer window.

Green, 21, has agreed a contract with Stuttgart until June 2019.

He came through the ranks at Bayern's youth academy but failed to secure a regular place in the first team squad and spent the 2014-2015 season on loan at Hamburg.

This season, he has made two DFB Pokal appearances.

"I joined Bayern as an under-15 player and, like many, dreamed of becoming a professional -- and I did it," Green told the official Stuttgart website.

"I gained a lot of experience in the past three years. That was good, and I am thankful for it. I took my time and tried everything.

"But that's over and done with now I have decided to join Stuttgart."

With his new club currently third in the second tier, Green has a good chance of returning to the top flight next season.

"I watched all their matches in the last few months, and I think that Stuttgart's the right place for me," he said.

"I am looking forward to this new task and challenge."

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told his club's official website: "Julian wants to gain new experience with a club where he becomes a regular.

"I wish Julian all the best for his future. He was always an industrious, reliable and very friendly player for FC Bayern."

Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.

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