Manchester United are expected to make a final £20 Million bid for German International Mats Hummels, who is a vital cog in Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund side.
Mats Hummels is regarded as a defensive genius in Germany. He is the live wire of Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund side. It is his positioning and tackling along with the creative vision which makes Germany’s star defender a unique customer. Jurgen Klopp has revolutionized the Borussia Dortmund side, and Mats Hummels played a key role in implementing Klopp’s methodologies to perfection.
Since making his break through at Borussia Dortmund and establishing himself as a regular at Germany NT, Mats Hummels has attracted interest from the big guns across Europe. Spanish giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona were linked with the services of the German defender on countless occasions, but they didn’t test the resolve of Jurgen Klopp with an immaculate offer.
Manchester United are keen on testing their resolve, as they are looking for replacements for the departing duo of Nemandja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. The likes of Stefan De Vrij and Thomas Vermalean are also linked with a move to Old Trafford, but it is believed that Mats Hummels is Red Devils priority signing this summer. The additions of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw will be complemented by one or two central defenders and the Red Devils are trying their luck with Mats Hummels.
Manchester United are long term admirers of the Germany center back, and had expressed their interest in taking him to Manchester during the last three transfer windows. Borussia Dortmund’s determination to hold on to their prized asset has succeeded so far, but the Red Devils are not ready to give up without a fight. Manchester United’s new manager Louis Van Gaal is keen on adding Mats Hummels name to his team sheet and has made him a priority signing according to the reports in Germany. Before the end of this week, Manchester United are set to make a final offer for the German International.
The reported amount in Manchester United’s take-it-or-leave-it offer is £20 Million and it is expected to test the resolve of Jurgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund. Bundesliga side are adamant that Mats Hummels is not for sale and if that is the case then they are likely to reject Manchester United’s offer. The lack of Champions League football might also be a hindrance for attracting an established star to Old Trafford. If Manchester United fail with this offer for Mats Hummels, they are expected to bring Stefan De Vrij and/or Thomas Vermalean to keep their defence intact for next season.