Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Sammer Tips Green to Shine for Bayern
ESPN FC, January 16th, 2014 3:04PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  bayern munich, germany, men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

Julian Green, Bayern Munich’s young Florida-born striker, has been tipped to break into Pep Guardiola’s first-team during the second half of the Bundesliga giant’s season, which begins next weekend at Borussia Moenchengladbach. The 18-year-old, who has been linked with a temporary switch to Hamburg, has now been told that he will not be loaned out during the second half of the season.

Just how he figures into Guardiola’s plans remains to be seen. Green has so far made just one first-team appearance for Bayern -- a five-minute cameo against Spartak Moscow in the UEFA Champions League -- although he featured prominently and scored a pair of goals in friendlies against Al-Merrikh and Al Kuwait during Bayern’s winter training camp in Qatar.

Matthias Sammer, the German treble winner’s sporting director, thinks this is just the beginning for the improving German-American. “Julian has made a very notable development,” Sammer tells German paper Sueddeutsche Zeitung. “He can play in every position in attack.” The former Germany international added that despite the array of top international stars at the Allianz Arena, Green is capable of holding his own: “He has integrated well,” Sammer said.

It remains unclear at this point whether Green will decide to play internationally for Germany or the USA. He is currently part of Germany’s U19 team, but he has also played for the USA’s U18 side. Senior national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann faces a fight to convince the youngster to play for the country of his birth.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Real Beats Barca to Promising Youngster    
Real Madrid has beaten Barcelona to the signing of promising youngster Marco Asensio, in what Spanish ...
Guardiola Hopes Messi Stays at Barca     
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he hopes "with all my heart" that Lionel Messi ends ...
Man City, Bayern Fans Persist with UEFA Protest    
PA Sport reports that Manchester City and Bayern Munich will continue their "Respect ... Fans" protest ...
Report: Sony to End FIFA Partnership     
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony will become the second official FIFA sponsor to decide not to ...
Arsenal Fails to Register Giroud for UCL     
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be forced to sit out the Gunners' crucial UEFA Champions League ...
Koeman: Saints Can Finish Top Four    
Southampton coach Ronald Koeman insists his team can remain in the Premier League's top four following ...
Mourinho Downplays Di Matteo's Chelsea Success     
Jose Mourinho refused to be drawn into a comparison with former Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo, ...
Report: Barca's Vermaelen May Need Surgery     
Goal.com reports that Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen could require surgery to cure the hamstring injury that ...
Messi's Top Ten Records    
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who became La Liga's all-time leading scorer (253 goals) following his hat ...
Rodgers Admits His Future Could be in Doubt     
Brendan Rodgers admitted that he could be fired after Liverpool slumped to a fourth successive defeat ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives