Our resident Manchester United supporting punters here inside the Football Transfer Tavern are looking closely at the news from the Guardian – with the publication confirming the words from Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who’s said the Bavarian club are in talks to sign Dortmund defender Mats Hummels.
The German international has been a player who has constantly been linked with a move to the Red Devils in the past, with many punters here in the Tavern surprised a deal between the two clubs never materialised.
Our landlord admits that the 27-year-old is undoubtedly one of the world’s best centre-backs, and admits it would be a major coup for Bayern Munich if they managed to secure a deal.
Speaking to reporters Rummenigge said: “I can pretty much confirm what Mr Watzke said last night and that is that Mats is talking to Bayern.
“But these are talks between three parties and please understand that I cannot go into more detail at this moment. We have to respect that he is under contract at the moment [until 2017] and I don’t want to ruin the good relationship we have built up [with Dortmund] with some comments today.”
The publication suggests a four-year deal will be the contract offered to Hummels by Bayern, and our resident United fans want their club to beat Bayern to his signature!
Ian, a hardcore United fan by the jukebox, feels this is a major, major blow for Man United, and says Hummels should definitely have been at the top of Ed Woodward’s list of transfer targets!
United fans….. You must be pretty gutted? Let us know your thoughts below!