Dortmund’s Mats Hummels to join Bayern Munich

Berlin, April 29 (IANS) Mats Hummels will leave Dortmund at the end of the season to join rivals Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga runner-up announced in an official statement.

The Germany international has breathed his wish to leave Dortmund and to move to Bayern Munich for the next season. However, according to the statement on Thursday, Hummels’ transfer depends on Bayern’s offer. So far, Bayern Munich have not submitted any offer, reports Xinhua.

The “BVB” is willing to agree on a transfer of their team skipper but only with an “appropriate offer, which meets the value of the player”. Nevertheless, Mats Hummels’ contract runs until June 2017, meaning Bayern Munich will definitely have to pay a transfer fee to realize the signing.

The 27-year-old center back already played from 1995 until 2008 for Bayern’s youth teams before he joined Borussia Dortmund to make his breakthrough as a Bundesliga player. Hummels made 223 appearances in Germany’s top flight to provide 19 goals overall.

If both teams can agree on a transfer, Hummels would be the fifth player, after Thomas Helmer, Torsten Frings, Mario Goezte and Robert Lewandowski, who moved from Dortmund to Bayern.

Dortmund sit currently on the second place of the Bundesliga standings with three rounds to spare. They still have the chance to clinch one title this season as they face Bayern Munich in the German Cup final in Berlin on May 21.

–IANS

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