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By RYAN TOLMICH
With established stars such as Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben already populating the team’s attacking lineup, it’s always going to be difficult for young players to find their niche with Bayern Munich. However, Julian Green is unfazed by all the star-power in front of him as he prepares to fight for his place with the team.
Reports out of Germany state that the young U.S. Men’s National Team winger will remain with the Bundesliga champions, opting to push for minutes with Bayern rather than go out on loan.
The Bavarian club reportedly sees Green as being above the Regionalliga, where the 19-year-old scored 15 goals in 19 games last season. Manager Pep Guardiola has long been a fan of Green, who feels that he is truly needed and appreciated by the Spanish manager.
Reports last month had English Premier League teams expressing interest in the youngster, and Guardiola sounded noncommittal when asked after the recent MLS All-Star Game whether Bayern would loan Green out or keep him with the team.
Green has also spoken out against going out on-loan, saying that Bayern are the only club that interest him.
“I think of no other club,” Green said. “I want to prove myself here.”
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