Borussia Dortmund has signed their former player Mats Hummels from Bayern Munich for a reported €38m.
The 2014 World Cup winner left Signal Iduna Park three years ago, in 2016 as the captain of Dortmund after he spent eight years at the club and establishing himself as one of the best centre-backs in world football.
In his three years as a Bayern Munich player, he has won three Bundesliga titles, his fifth Bundesliga title overall. He also won his second DFB Pokal as Bayern beat RB Leipzig 3-0 in the final.
Hummels began his career at Bayern Munich but left in 2008 to join Dortmund on loan and he made that move official at the end of that season. He scored 25 goals in 306 competitive appearances – leading the ‘Black and Yellows’ to the Champions League final in 2013. But unfortunately lost to his childhood club Bayern Munich in the final. He has also helped Jurgen Klopp’s side to back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2010-11 and 2011-12
Borussia Dortmund have paid a club record fee of €38m to bring the central defender back to the club. He has signed a three-year deal with Lucien Favre’s men. Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the news on social media.
The club statement reads: “Borussia Dortmund has reached an agreement in principle with FC Bayern Munich over the transfer of defender Mats Hummels. The centre-back, who previously played for BVB between 2008 and 2016, scoring 25 goals in 306 competitive appearances for the Black & Yellows, is set to return to his former club ahead of the new season. The transfer remains subject to a medical, which has yet to be carried out. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the contents of the transfer agreement.”
Joachim Low revealed publicly earlier this year that Hummels will not feature in any of his future plans regarding the national team. So now he can turn back to his former club and can certainly reclaim his spot as Dortmund’s first-choice centre-back next season.
Borussia Dortmund lost to Bayern Munich by just two points to lift the Bundesliga title last season. But Lucien Favre has shown his intent on the aspirations of the club as they look to dethrone their fierce rivals once again. Hummels joins Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard and Nico Schulz, who have already signed for Dortmund in this summer.
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