Dortmund star Mats Hummels agrees to Manchester United transfer
Manchester United could move in for Mats Hummels this fall after all. Apparently, the Borussia Dortmund center is now keen on moving to Old Trafford during the January transfer window.
Reports from Spain and Germany claim Manchester United are closing in on Mats Hummels after the young Germany international expressed desired to make a switch.
The 23-year-old defender has been strongly linked to Manchester United for over a year now, but Borussia Dortmund’s refusal to release him and Mats Hummels loyalty to the German side has kept him in Germany.
However, now Manchester United can finally push for Mats Hummels. In spite of having back-up players, Manchester Untied have been very fragile defensively. A severe injury crisis and lack of form has plagued Manchester United’s defense this season.
Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic have been absent from Manchester United’s squad for the better half of the season. Phil Jones and Chris Smalling only recently recovered from their injuries and started in the first team.
Knee surgery and back injuries have kept Phil Jones off the ground since April. Chris Smalling has been dealing with a nagging ankle injury for most of the season. Both players will take time before regaining their lost form.
Manchester United skipper and star defender Nemanja Vidic has suffered another setback in his recovery. The center back is expected to rest till January now.
The absence of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic forced Sir Alex Ferguson to feature Rio Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans in Manchester United’s first team. The duo has delivered a couple of outstanding performances this season, but they are finally beginning to feel the heat of continuous pressure.
Mats Hummels addition to the Manchester United squad will not only provide stability but depth as well. Sir Alex Ferguson has already declared that he is in the building process of a new team before his imminent departure from Manchester United. Given that Mats Hummels is one of the best young talents in the market, it would be a good idea to invest in him.
Manchester United has conceded 17 goals in 12 Premier League games, which is reason enough to rebuff the defensive department. Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp won’t let go Mats Hummels for a cheap price. Therefore, Sir Alex Ferguson must dig deep in order to accumulate funds to sign in Mats Hummels this fall.