Mats Hummels will leave Borussia Dortmund for FC Bayern Munich this summer, as the club officially announced on their website on Tuesday. The Captain will depart after eight-and-a-half years for a reported fee of 38€ million.
As it is stated on the club’s official website, Mats Hummels has decided to leave Dortmund after eight-and-a-half years for his home town Munich after long and careful consideration. “I’d like to point out that he’s been open and fair towards us at all times. Mats stands for two championships and the double in 2012, we reached the 2013 UEFA Champions League final with him, and he became a World Champion as a Dortmund player in 2014,” said Hans-Joachim Watzke, chief executive. “We respect Mats’ decision and hope for him and the club that he’ll get the appreciation he deserves in his last few weeks in Black and Yellow, and that he’ll leave Dortmund having won the DFB-Pokal.”
Mats Hummels has been quoted on the club’s offical website: “It wasn’t an easy decision for me after eight-and-a-half successful years at BVB. I always was, and still am, proud to wear the BVB-crest and to be part of an extraordinary team, Before I return to my hometown this summer, we still have one big common goal: to bring the German Cup back to Dortmund and celebrate with BVB fans. I will, just as my teammates, give everything to achieve that. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank my teammates, all the staff and the fans for this long and wonderful time in black and yellow.”
With Mats Hummels, Borussia Dortmund lose a third key-player to league rivals FC Bayern within three years. The Captain, who has been a face of Dortmund’s success since 2010 like few others might be the biggest blow yet.