The German international Mats Hummels has been the subject of numerous Arsenal transfer rumours over the years, and it now looks like we will have to buy him this summer or give up completely. The Dortmund centre-back is now 27 and as Wenger believes that defende’rs careers last much longer than attackers, he is probably the perfect age to come to the Emirates.
He is highly experienced, and of course a World Cup winner, and even more importantly, the Borrussia Dortmund star will be available for a free transfer this summer. “To forbid Hummels to leave would be small-minded,” said Dortmund chief-executive Hans-Joachim Watzke.
“We have to accept that someone playing for Dortmund for eight years and getting [close to] 28 starts to think about his situation.
“If the club isn’t ready to pay a lot of money, he has a contract in Dortmund.”
So it would appear that the club that trumps his present wages in the Bundesliga would be in with a chance of bringing him to the Premiership. Hummels has always be loyal to Dortmund and has admitted he is still agonising about whether to move on or not. “I’ve set a date [for my decision], but I’m keeping it to myself,” he said.
”It’s costing me half an hour before bed every night.”
Such loyalty is admirable, but with Arsene Wenger admitting that the Arsenal defence has had great problems dealing with set-pieces all season, it would make Hummels a perfect buy for the Prof.
No transfer fee? Pay him whatever he wants Arsene!