All through preseason, Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti said Julian Green would remain with the first team. On Tuesday, it became official.
Bayern announced the 25 players that will make up the club’s senior roster on Tuesday, including Green, who had spent most of the past several years with the club’s reserves. Green, who was not named to the first team last season after previously earning the distinction in 2014-15, will wear No. 37 with the German club this season.
To date, Green has made just two senior appearances for Bayern, with his most recent action coming in a Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb in his first senior team match with Bayern in over two years. Sandwiched between was an unsuccessful loan stint with Hamburg and plenty of matches with the club’s reserves, for whom he scored 10 goals last season.
Throughout Bayern’s preseason, Green has been a regular fixture as a striker rather than a wing option. The move paid dividends, as Green fired a 35-minute hat-trick against Inter Milan after scoring in Ancelotti’s first match against Lippstadt 08.
Bayern begins Bundesliga play on August 26 against Werder Bremen.
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