An interesting development in Mats Hummels’ recent transfer to Dortmund is being reported, claiming the 30-year-old defender rejected a move to the Premier League, with Ole’s Manchester United said to be interested in the German International.
It’s widely known that Manchester United are in desperate need of a central defender, and the addition of a FIFA World Cup-winning centre back would have been the perfect addition, if he hadn’t opted against them in favour of his previous club, Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund are thought to have paid around €38million (£33.8million) to bring Hummels back to Signal Iduna Park, which makes him the biggest transfer in the clubs history, overtaking the previous club record when they signed Andre Schurrle from Wolfsburg for €30million (£26.8million) in 2016.
Mats Hummels featured in just over half of Bayern Munich’s league games last season, racking up 20 starts and 1 appearance from the bench out of the 34 Bundesliga games available.
It is thought that Bayern are slowly implementing youth into their first-team set-up and losing aged players like Hummels, along with the rumoured future departures of Jerome Boateng, Arjen Robben, and Franck Ribery, comes at no real surprise.
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