Julian Green's development may have stalled in what looks to be a disastrous loan to Hamburg, but as more information comes out, it looks like Hamburg are actually paying Bayern Munich extra money to not play him.
Sport Bild reported today that the initial loan agreement was for €150,000 and would increase or decrease depending on Green's playing time. However, in an interesting turn of events, HSV owe Bayern more money every time that Green doesn't take the field for the dinosaur. If he were to play more, the amount would decrease. At his current rate of play, Sport Bild speculates that the final amount owed to FC Bayern will be double what the initial fee was.
Knowing that Hamburg are paying Bayern extra money every single time Green doesn't suit up for them shouldn't fill Bayern supporters with confidence regarding his future in Munich. This Hamburg team isn't very good and has only scored fifteen (15!) goals all season long.
Two weeks ago, rumors came out that Hamburg were going to send Green down to their reserve side in the Regionalliga, but the club and Green were quick to shut those rumors down. The winger didn't make Hamburg's squad in the last two matches, including the big blowout loss to Bayern.
Green is going to have to tough out the final twelve matches of his time at Hamburg, and FC Bayern will then have to look to another loan deal in the summer. Perhaps a change of scenery will do him wonders. Green is under contract through 2017, so he will get at least one more opportunity on loan to prove his worth to the club. Hopefully, the next club that lands Green on loan doesn't fire their coach a few matches into their season.