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Julian Green set to complete transfer to Stuttgart

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It’s a deal through 2019.

Bayern Muenchen v FC Augsburg - DFB Cup Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images

Julian Green is set to leave Bayern Munich this winter, according to a report from the Washington Post. His destination is a huge German club, albeit one in the 2.Bundesliga at the moment. He’ll be heading to VfB Stuttgart on a contract through the end of the 2019 season.

With only six months remaining on his current deal, this couldn’t be anything other than a straight transfer. The fee for his services should fetch Bayern somewhere in the low six figures.

Despite being one of the most promising talents to come through Bayern’s academy in recent years, Green couldn’t make the jump from the reserve team to the first team. He’ll hope to join a growing list of players like Emre Can, Alessandro Schöpf, Diego Contento, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg who turn into solid professionals that are shy of reaching the elite level necessary to regularly play for Bayern.

The question remains if Bayern look to bring in a backup striker during this window. While Ancelotti has shown that he favors just throwing Thomas Müller up top if Robert Lewandowski is absent, having an actual backup forward wouldn’t be a terrible thing.