Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels might move to English football. But the transition won’t be easy since his current club has set a huge price to avoid other clubs from poaching him too soon.
As per the Goal reports, Chelsea has already begun talks with the German outfit and finds Hummels the rightful choice to replace their departing captain John Terry at the Stamford Bridge. So how soon is he moving?
Well, things might not be so easy either. The Goal quotes, “The west London outfit has made contact with the player, though Dortmund is likely to want around $55 million (US $40 million) for the 27-year-old center back.”
The Bleacher Report carried a report from the German Newspaper Sports Bild on the current trade between the two clubs. The source also included tweets from the Newspaper to confirm the latest updates.
The post reads, “Chelsea’s chances of landing the Germany international could be ended before they’ve had a chance to escalate, however, after German outlet DW Sports reported Dortmund are looking to extend his contract and make him one of their highest-paid stars.”
Read the tweets below.
Hummels could become one of the highest-paid players at Dortmund w/ Gündogan, Mkhitaryan (contracts 'til 2017 too). pic.twitter.com/iHVgEQ0RO6
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) March 23, 2016
Bleacher Report also notes that Dortmund might take a similar “approach to that of” former striker Robert Lewandowski back in 2014, “when they preferred to run down the Pole’s contract before allowing him to sign for Bayern on a free transfer.”
John Terry’s absence will leave a huge “void”, notes the source, and the club will be happy to rope in the German star. Dortmund could make things a little more difficult for Jurgen Klopp to sign him.
Hummels moved to Signal Iduna Park from Bayern Munich in 2009 and has made 300 appearances for Dortmund since. The German Star has been part of two Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012. He was also part of the FIFA World Cup winning squad in 2014.