Julian Green to join VfB Stuttgart from Bayern

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Julian Green will leave FC Bayern for VfB Stuttgart during the winter break. The 21-year-old US international, whose contract with Bayern was valid until 30 June 2017, signed a contract with the second-tier outfit through 30 June 2019.

Julian Green wore the Bayern shirt for seven years, playing for the youth teams, the reserves and the first team and featured in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

"Julian wants to have a new experience at a club where he'll be a first-team regular," said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, FC Bayern München AG chairman. "It was tricky at FC Bayern due to a lot of competition. I wish Julian all the best for the future. He always was a hard-working, reliable and very likeable player for FC Bayern."

Green, who made two competitive appearances for FC Bayern in the DFB Cup this term, declared: "I joined Bayern's U-15s and like everyone dreamed of being a pro, and I've made it. I've gained a lot of experience over the last three years. It was good, I'm glad about it and thankful. I took my time and tried everything. It's over for me now I've decided for Stuttgart. I'll set myself new goals with Stuttgart, and I'm looking forward to this challenge, especially to supporting VfB in the second half of the season to achieve promotion."

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