Man United transfers: Mats Hummels hints at Borussia Dortmund stay
Mats Hummels discusses his Borussia Dortmund future
Mats Hummels has revealed that his Borussia Dortmund future won’t hinge on whether Jurgen Klopp’s side qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The Germany international has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United since Louis van Gaal’s appointment at Old Trafford in the summer.
I do not think qualification for the Champions League will be the only requirement to be happy
Hummels has been the subject of relentless speculation in recent weeks, intensified by Dortmund’s poor form in the Bundesliga.
Klopp’s men are in the bottom two, but the 2012 Champions League runners-up are staggeringly just 13 points behind third-placed Bayer Leverkusen.
“We have worked to the maximum in every game but a few times but opponents were better than us,” Hummels is quoted as saying by Daily Mail.
“We have to get up and move up the ranks as soon as possible.
“Would I play in Dortmund without the Champions League? I do not think qualification for the Champions League will be the only requirement to be happy.”
Hummels has racked up just 772 minutes of top-flight football this season after the Dortmund centre-half was sidelined with a foot injury in November.
The 26-year-old, who was part of Germany’s squad that won the World Cup in the summer, has scored one goal in 10 Bundesliga appearances this season.
Hummels has scored 21 goals in 240 appearances for Dortmund following his move from Bayern Munich in 2007.