By RYAN TOLMICH
Julian Green’s days as a member of Hamburg appear to be numbered.
The U.S. Men’s National Team winger has reportedly refused to play for the club’s reserves after being sent down to Hamburg’s Under-23 group last week. Green’s reported refusal has prompted a meeting with Hamburg’s front office in what could be the player’s final negotiations with the club.
Green, who denied any conflict with the club in a Facebook post last week, has made just five total appearances since joining Hamburg on-loan from Bayern Munich at the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
Bayern Munich Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge called the decision to send Green to the U-23’s “regrettable” but insisted that he would not meddle with Hamburg’s personnel choices.
“That’s not what our intention was — we send players on loan so that they can play at the highest level, and develop,”Rummenigge said. “This not the case now. We can’t and we don’t want to ‘stick our oar in’ when it comes to the HSV coach’s lineup. Nevertheless, the development is regrettable.”
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