Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels to join rivals Bayern Munich
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
In a deal announced yesterday, German defender , the current captain of (BVB), agreed to sign a five-year contract with his boyhood club — and arch rivals of Dortmund — Bayern Munich next season. The arrangement was conditional on Hummels undergoing medical tests before signing.
|Mats is one of the best centre-backs in the world. With him we will increase the quality in our team even further.|
—Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, FC Bayern München AG Chairman
Hummels previously spent twelve years with the Bavarians, Bayern Munich, coming from their youth system. He moved to Dortmund in 2007 after appearing that year in onematch for Bayern.
With BVB, center back Hummels won two Bundesliga titles, oneCup in 2012 when they won the under ; and a silver medal in the 2013 UEFA Champions League. He also won the .
"Mats is one of the best centre-backs in the world", said, chairman of FC Bayern München AG. "With him we will increase the quality in our team even further." Dortmund's CEO said Hummels had "always been open and fair towards" them.
Hummels is to join Bayern side on July 1 — one year before his pre-existing contract expires with BVB. Dortmund's website quoted Hummels saying "the decision was not easy for me after eight and a half successful years with BVB. I have always been proud and am still proud to wear the BVB jersey and to be part of this extraordinary team."
Dortmund is to face Bayern Munich in DFB-Pokal Cup this month. After joining Bayern, Hummels would share the dressing room with his former Dortmund teammatesand .
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