Borussia Dortmund want to sign Mats Hummels back from Bayern. Concrete talks between both clubs have already been made. Bayern informed Niko Kovač about the possible sale of Hummels, the coach has accepted. Fee is expected to be between €15m and €20m plus add ons [Bild] pic.twitter.com/k2eNd1rwT9— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) June 14, 2019
Manager Niko Kovac has been informed of the decision to sell him and has given his blessing, with two French World Cup winners in Luis Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard coming in to strengthen his defence. There is a real period of transition for the club on the horizon, with Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery both leaving this summer.
It isn’t really a surprise to see Hummels follow them out of the door. Another former Dortmund player, Robert Lewandowski, has been heavily linked with an exit for years, but looks set to stay.
It is said that Hummels will take a pay-cut from €12m per year to €10m back at his old club. But this is the kind of move that could be what he needs to kickstart his career, which has really dwindled recently.
He, like many of his international teammates, endured a horrendous time at the World Cup last summer, as defending champions Germany were knocked out at the group stage. He will join a young side back at Signal Iduna Park, where Lucien Favre has reinstated the club as one of the very best in the country. His experience could be vital in any title challenge against Bayern next season.
Hummels will follow Mario Götze in crossing the divide between the two sides again. Dortmund also have to rebuild slightly, having lost Christian Pulisic to Chelsea last season. Many clubs are said to be keeping tabs on Jadon Sancho, too, but the future looks bright for the club as they prepare to welcome back a former star. It’ll be very interesting to see who can come out on top in Germany next season.