Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has insisted that money will never play a role in any future decision to move away from the Bundesliga outfit.
As reported by ESPN, the German international, who has been linked with a move to Premier League side Manchester United for some time now, claims he received 'negative reactions' after he previously told Kicker that he was considering his future at the club.
Hummels, of course, opted to stay on in Dortmund despite links with the Red Devils, but it's far from certain as to whether he will look to move on anytime soon.
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"Money will never play a decisive role in a move," he told Frankfurter Rundschau.
When reflecting on his previous interview with Kicker, Hummels stated: "Those were just my thoughts at the time. And I received enormous feedback.
"I also got a lot of negative reactions, even though I did not leave the club. You get to know a few more insults. I have been at Dortmund for eight years now, and I am certainly not someone who has to prove that he doesn't bunk off like that."
United are fine
Let's be honest, before the start of the summer transfer window, it looked all but certain that Louis van Gaal would target an established and experienced defender.
Ultimately, though, the Manchester United chief failed to add a top-name to the heart of his defence, but the United boss actually appears to have some fine options at his disposal, as the club go in search of success on both the domestic and European scene this season.
Ok, the likes of Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Co. still have it all to prove, but England international Chris Smalling is starting to show consistency under the guidance of Van Gaal. United still have work to do at the back, but the club's defenders have the ability to prove their credentials sooner rather than later.
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