KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Julian Green has decided to stay at Greuther Furth as it was announced on Monday that the German-American midfielder has signed a two-year deal to stay with the 2. Bundesliga team.
The news comes after months of speculation about the future of the 25-year-old as his contract was due to expire at the end of this season.
Green started his professional career with German giants Bayern Munich. After some stellar performances with the reserves, he was brought up to the first team, making his debut in November 2013 in a UEFA Champions League game against CSKA Moscow. As he struggled to earn playing time, Bayern would ship him off to Hamburg on a season-long loan which ended up not working out as he only appeared in five games before being demoted Hamburg's reserve team.
Returning to Bayern's first team for the 2016-2017 season, the Florida-born midfielder found himself on the bench but never seeing any playing time. He did make one appearance in October 2016 in the German Cup as he scored a goal to help the team to a 3-1 win over Augsburg. This would be his last game for the Bavarians.
In search of more playing time, Green was shipped off to VfB Stuttgart in the 2. Bundesliga. While initially a part of the team's plans, he again found it hard to lock down a starting role. After 10 appearances and a goal, he was on the move again, this time to fellow second division team Greuther Furth on a season-long loan in August 2017.
The World Cup veteran has settled in with the Cloverleaves, making 75 appearances while scoring 11 goals and providing five assists.
Green played a big role in Greuther Furth's win over the weekend as he assisted on the game-winning goal to lead them to a 1-0 win over Nuremberg.