German international defender Mats Hummels has informed his current club Borussia Dortmund that he wishes to leave in the summer and join Bundesliga rivals FC Bayern Munich.
Now things either will go very quickly and both clubs work out a transfer fee acceptable to both sides or a transfer war will erupt over the fee.
Borussia Dortmund meanwhile said through a statement that it’s business directors have decided that the feasibility of such a transfer will depend on Bayern Munich paying Borussia Dortmund an appropriate fee for a player of his incredibly high standard. So far Dortmund says, Bayern Munich had made no offer for Hummels.
Further BVB informed that no release clause was negotiated with Mats Hummels – as with all other players currently at Borussia Dortmund – as part of his contract, and that the player is contractually bound to the club until June 30, 2017.
2014 FIFA World Cup winner Hummels is a youth product of the Bayern Munich Academy and after 13 years had left FCB for Dortmund in summer 2008 after limited chances of making it into the first team. The rest as they say is history and Hummels has developed into one of the best centre-backs in world football.
A transfer to Bayern Munich would mean a homecoming for him as his parent and brother still live in Munich, while his wife is from Munich.
Further a transfer would mean that Hummels would team-up with Jerome Boateng with whom he has a great understanding in the German national team, one of the reasons that Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup.