Mats Hummels has released a statement after it was confirmed that he will join Bayern Munich from the start of next season.
The Borussia Dortmund captain has signed for the Bundesliga champions on a five-year deal subject to a medical.
Hummels follows in the footsteps of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski by switching Signal Iduna Park for the Allianz Arena - and it’s safe to say the BVB supporters aren’t impressed.
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In his statement, Hummels admitted his decision to join Bayern was the “most difficult” of his life.
“I came to the decision to take on a new challenge for me, moreover, in my hometown, with mu family and many fiends that live there,” the German World Cup winner says in the translated statement published by DW Sports.
“I realise that it is difficult for some to understand my decision. But after eight-and-a-half really great years in Dortmund it was time for me to try something new again.”
Mats Hummels statement in full
Hummels, in his statement, went on to thank everyone connected with Borussia Dortmund, including “the extraordinary fans”.
However, it’s safe to say that Hummels will receive a hostile reception the next time he sets foot in Signal Iduna Park, regardless of what he’s helped the club achieve since making his debut in 2009.
Bayern have also signed Renato Sanches
Shortly before announcing the acquisition of Hummels, Bayern Munich also confirmed the signing of highly-rated Portugal international Renato Sanches.
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