Manchester United have been handed a boost in their attempts to land World Cup winner Mats Hummels after the defender admitted that he was contemplating his future, The Telegraph report.
The Borussia Dortmund captain has been linked with the 20 times Premier League champions for a number of years and it seems as though the German club are now resigned to losing their star man this summer (via The Guardian).
Dortmund have endured an erratic season this campaign and look like missing out on the Champions League for the first time since 2010 – which may make the even more susceptible to losing their best players.
“That doesn’t mean that I am leaving, it just means I’m reflecting,” the 26-year-old was quoted as saying.
“There’s no particular tendency one way or the other. It’s just thoughts going through my mind. It will all become clearer in the coming weeks.”
According to the report, Hummels was using similar phrases before he signed for Dortmund and it seems that his days at the Signal Iduna Park are coming to an end.
Having already won the most cherished prize in professional football, Hummels remains in his prime and may now look to join a club that can match his ambitions at club level.