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Green, Holtby join Hamburger SV on loan

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 1, 2014 at 12:16 pm •  Published: September 1, 2014
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BERLIN (AP) — Struggling Hamburger SV bolstered its attacking options on the last day of the transfer period with loan deals for U.S. international Julian Green and German midfielder Lewis Holtby on Monday.

Green joined from Bayern Munich, while Holtby, who previously played for Schalke and Mainz in the Bundesliga, joined for one season from Tottenham.

Holtby, 23, has three caps for Germany but wasn't called up by coach Joachim Loew during his one and a half seasons in the Premier League.

Green, who was born in Florida to a German mother and an American father, is yet to make his Bundesliga debut. The attacking midfielder appeared as a substitute in Bayern's Champions League group game at CSKA Moscow last November.

The 19-year-old Green has a contract through June 2017 with Bayern, which he joined in 2009 from amateur side SG Hausham.

Green has three appearances for the U.S. after appearing for Germany at youth level. He scored in extra time in the Americans' 2-1 round of 16 loss to Belgium at the World Cup.

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