Transfer - Mats Hummels returns to BVB - Sport
- Mats Hummels leaves Bayern and returns to BVB.
- Both clubs confirmed the most spectacular change of the summer so far.
- The transfer could bring Bayern up to 38 million euros.
World Champion Mats Hummels changes from FC Bayern to Borussia Dortmund a second time. Both clubs confirmed this on Wednesday afternoon. The 30-year-old Hummels is to receive a contract until 2022 with the vice-champion subject to the yet to be completed medical check.
The transfer fee for Hummels is according to matching media reports including performance-related bonuses 38 million euros. The ex-international was in 2016 after eight and a half years in Dortmund for 35 million euros back to Munich, where he had already played from 1995 to January 2008. His contract in Munich was dated to 2021.
Hummels is the fourth BVB bulk purchase. Previously, Borussia had already committed the national players Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen) and Nico Schulz (TSG Hoffenheim) and the Belgian Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach) for a total of 76 million euros.
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Born in Bergisch Gladbach, Hummels, as a manager with a great footballing reputation in BVB central defense, can provide additional stability alongside young players like Manuel Akanji, Dan-Axel Zagadou or Abdou Diallo. Departures from Ömer Toprak or Julian Weigl are now more likely. The Bavarians have already bought in the French world champions Lucas Hernández (Atlético Madrid / 80 million) and Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart / 35 million) two players who can play in central defense.
Under coach Niko Kovac Niklas Süle is also considered set. Jérôme Boateng, who had even publicly suggested a change of club to President Uli Hoeneß, was considered to be a sure candidate for a change. But for Boateng, who like Hummels and Thomas Müller was booted out in March by Joachim Loew from the national team, there was apparently no specific request.
Hummels must according to media reports probably cut back on the salary. That should be for the 30-year-old but in tolerable spheres, loud image In the future he will collect ten instead of twelve million euros a year. His relationship with BVB was very good despite the change to Bayern. At the time, BVB Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke emphasized that Hummels was always extremely welcome at Borussia. The fans had booed the defender in games against Bayern Although isolated. But the once loud loud mocked Mario Götze they have since returned from Munich meanwhile again closed in the heart.