Julian Green has never played a league match for Bayern Munich, but he is already the subject of multi-million dollar transfer rumors. According to Metro, Tottenham Hotspur want to bid £5 million on the American teenager, hoping to pry him away from Germany's biggest club.
Keep in mind, this is Metro so it's hardly a done deal, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he became the subject of interest from Spurs or other clubs in big leagues. As good a prospect as Green is, he is behind some of the best players in the world at Bayern and getting playing time will be tough. He may have to go on loan regardless next season, with a smaller Bundesliga club the likely landing spot. But if another club from a big league comes calling, and is willing to pay for him, Green may prefer to start somewhere new where he can grow as opposed to a loan deal and maybe a return to Bayern.
Tottenham Hotspur could use Green. They have Aaron Lennon, Erik Lamela, Andros Townsend and Nacer Chadli as wingers, but at least one, if not two or three of them figure to leave the club this summer. New manager Mauricio Pochettino has done a good job developing young talent at Southampton and, if he likes Green, may be just the manager the American needs to jumpstart his very young career in a mix of U-21's and bench appearances to start before working his way into the team full-time.
That a player who hasn't played a minute in the league could already fetch £5 million is ridiculous, but Green is considering one of the best young players at one of the best teams with one of the best academies in Europe. If you're Spurs, you may be looking at this as a chance to spend £5 million, get several great years out of Green and then sell him £30 million.
Then again, why would Bayern just give up one of their best young players? Odds are that if they sell, there will be a buy back clause attached to it.
Regardless of whether Spurs have any real interest, this is the start of what should be a regular thing for Green. Until he has established himself in the first team of a very big club, he's going to be the subject of transfer speculation. And it's already started.