Manchester United target Mats Hummels is ready to leave Borussia Dortmund after the recent upheaval at the club, reports talkSPORT, contrary to the club’s recent indications that he is looking to stay.
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TalkSPORT understand that the player has changed his mind about his future at Dortmund over the last few weeks, and the World Cup winner now wants out.
The decline at BVB makes his decision understandable, with the club only just managing to qualify for the Europa League last season, a massive disappointment for the side. They were even in a relegation scrap until as late as February.
This news represents a considerable turnaround, as just under a month ago, sporting director Michael Zorc was confident enough in the 26-year-old staying at the Westfalenstadion that he made these comments according to Goal: “At 26 years of age, it is normal to be considering your career, to be worrying about your future.
“But let’s stick to the facts: Dortmund and Hummels have a clear consensus that he will be playing for us next season.”
Arsenal were apparently also interested in the centre-back [Daily Express] before these revelations.
To add to this misery manager Jurgen Klopp has decided to leave the club, and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has also signalled his intentions to depart according to the Daily Star. With new boss Thomas Tuchel facing an uphill struggle to challenge Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title again, it would seem that now might be a good time for Hummels to seek pastures new while his stock is high.
The Red Devils may make a bid for the defender as early as next week, and the German side are expected to want around £20 million for the player, who still has two years left on his contract. They certainly need a new man in the middle of their back line after a campaign in which Phil Jones and Jonny Evans both looked error-prone at important moments.
Hummels began his career with Bayern Munich, but left the German giants in 2009 after struggling to break into the first team. He has won two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund, the German Cup and the German Super Cup. He was a Champions League runner up in 2013 and won the World Cup a year later.