Today in the Football Transfer Tavern, our resident Manchester United fans are recalling the name ‘Mesut Ozil’ but why we hear you cry?
Well, for the fact that in the summer transfer window of 2013, the then Real Madrid playmaker wasn’t involved in any transfer speculation throughout the whole summer, only to then become available right at the end of the window where Arsenal swooped for him in their most high profile capture ever.
Our United fans are hoping a similar situation unfolds with long-term target Mats Hummels who is still yet to arrive at Old Trafford despite being linked with the Red Devils for what seems like the last 1000 transfer windows.
Borussia Dortmund’s German international centre back has most recently claimed that he’s been ‘honoured’ to have been linked with a United switch of late but WON’T be making a transfer this summer.
As reported by The Telegraph, Hummels claimed: “When the big clubs, and Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world, is interested in you, it’s an honour and it’s a kind of an acceptance of what you play – so it’s a good thing.
“There’s always been rumours for the last years about almost every one of our players but I decided not to make a move this year and that’s the only thing I can say about that.”
But as transfer window veterans now, if we believed everything footballers said, we’d be morons right?
Just look at the Fabian Delph situation and with United’s ever desperate need for centre back reinforcements, we;ve devised a list of five reasons why Louis van Gaal should ignore everything the player says while offering Thomas Tuchel and Dortmund an offer they simply can’t reguse.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 reasons Manchester United simply must sign Mats Hummels this summer.