With the European transfer window remaining open for just a few more hours Bayern Munich have opted to send their young American winger, Julian Green, out on loan to Bundesliga rivals Hamburg.
Green's representatives confirmed the move Sunday night US time, telling MLSsoccer.com; "Julian is going to play for Hamburg for one year," whilst Bayern Munich themselves took to Twitter to confirm the move Monday.
The deal is seemingly a perfect arrangement for all parties and will see the USMNT prodigy, , who was linked to a move to English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur earlier this summer, gain some valuable first team experience whilst allowing his parent club Bayern to keep a close eye on his progress at the fellow Bundesliga side.
An obvious move
With Hamburg having returned to the Bundesliga this season the loan move assures Green will have the opportunity to test himself at the top level for the first time in his career - something which he would have struggled to do had he remained at the Allianz Arena for 2014-15.
With Bayern Munich boasting an array of attacking options, including the likes of Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller, and Arjen Robben, the likelihood of Green gaining minutes under Pep Guardiola this season was slim at best.
But with the former Barcelona coach having spoken positively about the US youngster's potential during pre-season it seems that Green does have a future at Bayern.
Green himself has spoken of his confidence in securing a long-term future at Munich and must be hoping that he can impress over the coming months.
Green's rapid rise
Julian Green has been with Bayern Munich since 2010 but has made made just one solitary first-team appearance for the Bavarian giants - coming on as a replacement for Mario Gotze in the 88th minute of a Champions League group game against CSKA Moscow last year.
That didn't stop USA national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann taking a chance on Green for this summer's FIFA World Cup however, with the former Tottenham striker surprising onlookers by opting to take the untested young winger to Brazil.
And whilst Green did not feature in any group games the German-born starlet repaid his manager's faith by scoring with an impressive volley against Belgium in the second round.
Regular Bundesliga football will certainly be a good gauge of Green's ability to perform consistency however, and a step up from Bayern's second team for whom he scored 15 goals in 23 games last season.
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