Coming off of a terrible 2014-15 season, United States youngster Julian Green finds himself in a club quandary. The German-American prospect is determined to stay and fight for his place at Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. However, the club itself doesn't seem as optimistic about his future.
Green told Munich-based newspaper TZ that he's not ready to give up on his Bayern dream yet, (Rough Google translation) "I want to break through here. And now I'll stay. I don't have any information to say otherwise."
Despite Green's return from his loan to Hamburg, Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has not spoken to him about his future.
His loan spell was a disaster as he only appeared five times for the senior Hamburg side and was demoted to their reserve team in the fourth-division. It was a lost year to the untrained eye, but the 20-year-old says he learned a lot in his time away, "I have in the last year gotten to know the business. It was a very difficult year for me. And also, I really do not want to think about it, it's just something that comes naturally."
Unfortunately for the U.S. international, the club may not want to keep him around much longer. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is of the opinion that Green won't be at the club for the upcoming season, "I do not think he will stay right here at Bayern."
The upcoming season will be massive in the development of Green. If he hopes to win a spot with the USMNT any time soon he'll have to get his club situation straightened out. His inclusion on the World Cup roster last year was obviously a way to make sure the promising prospect picked the U.S. as his international team of choice. That decision is in the past and it's up to the player to earn his spot by performing on the club stage.