The long-time Manchester United target Mats Hummels will almost certainly stay at Borussia Dortmund after being named team captain, according to The Guardian. This year has been especially tough for Borussia Dortmund, who lost Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski to #1 rival Bayern Munich. It seems that the club is desperate to hang on to remaining stars like Marco Reus and Hummels.
Hummels attracted serious attention from around Europe with his performance in the World Cup for Germany. He made it clear that he can be the anchor of any back four in the world. But the problems facing United are deeper than Borussia Dortmund wanting to hang onto star players.
After failing to qualify for the Champions League last season, and the Europa League, the club seems to have had trouble bringing in the talent.
Team captains leave, but newly named team captains do not. This maneuver by Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp should serve as a warning to clubs begging for Hummels’ signature that he’s unavailable. Teammate Marco Reus on the other hand may still be an option.
The club seems adamant on keeping him, but his desire to play in the premier league may supersede the wishes of his managers.
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