Mats Hummels downplays exit plans

By on January 15, 2015

Mats Hummels have once again doused the flames of the rumours linking him with a move out of the German Bundesliga. Over the last summer, only few players could boast of more interests from European big wigs than the German World Cup winner but despite the incessant interest from Manchester United and Arsenal, Hummels ignored bumper contracts and stuck with Borrusia Dortmund.

After coming through the youth team at Bayern Munich, the 26-year-old has only played at Dortmund and even now the club are faced with horrible crisis, their captain has insisted on saving them or sinking with them. In a recent interview, the German stated that he isn’t a ‘globetrotter’ and that he holds loyalty in high esteem.

Despite downplaying an imminent move, Hummels didn’t close the door on any potential suitor as he explained that he has made some good decisions in his career and that he hopes to make such informed decisions about his future as well. He revealed that he never promised to remain with his German employers till 2024 or 2030 but he has stayed with them till this season. He insists on sticking with his philosophy of not making any promises because he may decide to leave some day so he would rather not promise the fans of a longer stay and then just jump ship suddenly.

The centre-back had been a subject of concern to Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal who was keen on pegging the hole left by both Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in the Red Devil defence and having studied him well at the World Cup, he strove hard to convince him but Hummels snubbed him just as he rejected offers from Arsenal who were also considering to sign him in a bid to bolster their defensive options after the transfer of Thomas Vermaleen to Barcelona last summer.

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