Dortmund’s Mats Hummels to join Bayern Munich

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 has not submitted any offer.

The 27-year-old centre 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.   -  REUTERS

Mats Hummels will leave Dortmund at the end of the season to join rival 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 has not submitted any offer.

Dortmund is willing to agree on a transfer of its 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 realise the signing.

The 27-year-old centre 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 sits currently in second of the Bundesliga standings with three rounds to spare. It still has the chance to clinch one title this season as it faces Bayern Munich in the German Cup final in Berlin on May 21.

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