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Pep Guardiola: "We are going to decide what is best for Julian Green"

Guardiola and the Bayern bosses will determine Green's future near the end of the transfer window.

Steve Dykes

Portland, OR -- Pep Guardiola has not yet determined whether Julian Green will remain with the squad going into the season, and has not ruled out a loan for Bayern Munich's young American.

"Now, we have time," said Guardiola after the MLS All-Star Game, looking down at his watch. "At the end of the month, we are going to talk with him, with the bosses.

"Naturally we are going to decide what is best for him. We will decide if its best to loan him; we will decide together."

Green reiterated in the prematch press conference on Monday that he is "not thinking about a loan" and wants to challenge for a spot in the team.

The ambassador for both Bayern and United States football entered to a roaring ovation from MLS and Bayern supporters alike when he substituted for Claudio Pizarro in the 37th minute. He put in a 45 minute shift before World Cup returnee Philipp Lahm relieved him in the 82nd minute.

After his appearance with the United States in the World Cup, Green has been training with the team for just two weeks. He did not play in Bayern's friendly against Chivas Guadalajara in New York, although he was dressed for the match.

"Julian [is making] a huge effort to play," said Guardiola. "After the World Cup, he came back with a little problem in his knee. He was just training three, four training sessions, so not so much. He is a very good talent, creating the spaces and movements in the space."

Former United States goalkeeper and ESPN personality Kasey Keller, speaking at the Castrol Media Game, wants to see his fellow countryman getting first team minutes.

"He needs to play games, simple as that. Probably higher than the fourth division with [the reserves]," said Keller. "If it's either in the 2. Liga or in a lower Bundesliga team, you look at the squad that Pep has had at his disposal, you don't see Julian getting a lot of game time at this juncture."

The transfer window shuts in a little over three weeks, so a final decision on Green's place in the team will remain up in the air until then.

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