Borussia Dortmund star defender and captain Mats Hummels is set to hand a transfer request at the end of the season to the club according to reports. He is rumored to be unhappy playing for new coach Thomas Tuchel. Given Dortmund’s history of selling their prized assets it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that a transfer may go through in January.
Hummels is one of the most highly revered defenders in the world of football. It’s not a shocker to have his name linked with the biggest clubs in the world. Manchester United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now Liverpool are ready to pounce on the 26-year-old if BVB decides to sell.
It would be surprising to see Dortmund sell Hummels in January because the team is still in second place in the Bundesliga; 8 points from Bayern. The club is still in contention in many other competitions and could conceivably finish the season with silverware for their trophy case.
Then again many BVB player are drawing interest from many clubs. Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Neven Subotic could switch teams in about a month’s time when the transfer market opens. Hummels is going to have a year left in his contract after this season and the club could look to cash in on the defender. He would certainly rake in some dough for Dortmund given his high demand.
Hummels is as solid as they come in the back line. He’s a hard-nose defender with great size and versatility and equally as talented in the air as he is on the ground. He was arguably Germany’s MVP at the last World Cup. He would be a great coup for any team that decides to splash the cash on him.
I’ve stated before here on The Stoppage Time that Dortmund needs to stop selling their stars. They’ve had an abundance of talented players flow through their ranks only to be sold off to other top-notch teams. With that being said, if Hummels is unhappy at the club then they would be better selling him during transfer season.