Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels has admitted that he would like to play abroad in the face of interest from Manchester United, reports the Daily Express.
The centre-back isn’t likely to play in the Champions League next season should he stay with Jurgen Klopp’s side, and a berth in Europe’s showpiece tournament could be key to any potential switch. The Red Devils currently look set to qualify for the competition, as they are now five points ahead of fifth placed Liverpool in the Premier League.
The World Cup winner has had some injuries this season, but despite this has still played 23 times in a disappointing season for BVB.
They have found themselves in the bottom half and even relegation places of the top flight for much of the campaign, although a recent resurgence has left them in with a chance of qualifying for the Europa League.
The 26-year-old said: “Often I think that, one day, I want to play abroad but there are also days when I say I don’t need that.But I think the experience abroad is good for the development of a player. I have made no decision. I am not the sort of guy who talks about staying at the club when they’ve already decided to leave.
“Everyone knows how much I like to play for Dortmund but I also want to play with a powerful team and a powerful approach. Whether or not we are playing in the Europa League has no influence on my decision.”