According to the Daily Mirror Germany and Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels is a January transfer target of Arsenal, and it has been suggested that a deal is being prepared in the region of £32million.
Hummels was a much sought after commodity after helping Germany become World champions, but, to the surprise of many, he stayed at Dortmund, with a reported move to Manchester United or Barcelona never materialising.
Hummels to Dortmund?
Hummels has been a revelation for Jurgen Klopp’s men since being signed from rivals Bayern Munich back in 2009, after a successful loan period at the club. Bayern clearly missed a trick as Dortmund signed him for €4million, an absolute bargain.
Arsenal need a few additions in January and it would appear a defender is top of the list. The Gunners currently have Mathieu Debuchy and Laurent Koscielny sidelined, which has left them very light in replacements. Calum Chambers has been filling in at right-back for Debuchy, but may be moved centrally with Hector Bellerin taking role.
Another possibility is that Nacho Monreal may figure centrally, but he was less than convincing when Wenger used him there in the Emirates Cup. Wenger incurred the wrath of many fans on deadline day by not replacing the departing Thomas Vermaelen, who left for Barcelona in a surprise £15million move.
Hummels is an accomplished international and would walk into any back four in the world. A combination of Koscielny and Hummels would be a mouthwatering prospect for Arsenal fans, with the ageing and less than mobile Per Mertesacker dropping to the bench.