Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Bayern new boy Mats Hummels reveals why he turned down Manchester United......

Mats Hummels has revealed he would have considered joining Manchester United over Bayern Munich if the Old Trafford outfit qualified for next season's Champions League. 
The 27-year-old Germany international had been linked with a move to United over the past few years but decided to rejoin the Bundesliga giants from rivals Borussia Dortmund. 
Louis van Gaal was relieved of his services at United after he failed to guide the club to a top-four spot - and missing out on Champions League football has subsequently affected their transfer business. 
Mats Hummels reveals he would have been keen on joining Manchester United if they had finished in top four


Mats Hummels reveals he would have been keen on joining Manchester United if they had finished in top four

Hummels, speaking to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, said: 'Fundamentally, England, Spain and Germany were the relevant leagues I could see myself playing football in.
'But at this stage there just was not that one English club where the overall package was fitting.
'The overall package means: a club which fascinates me; a club I have always wanted to join, and where the sporting constellation is right, and which of course plays Champions League football next season. And because of the latter one club was ruled out, and you can envision which club that was.'
Van Gaal's successor Jose Mourinho moved to bolster his defensive options by forking out £30million on Villarreal's Eric Bailly. 
Mourinho is expected to follow up Bailly's signing with Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer. 
The Portuguese tactician's move for Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan is in doubt as United fear the German side will not let another star player leave Signal Iduna Park following Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan's departures.  
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