Bayern Munich have continued their summer spending by announcing that Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels will be joining the club.
Bayern also announced the signing of Benfica starlet, Renato Sanches for a reported deal said to be worth €35million.
Hummels has been heavily linked to Bayern, he is a product of their youth system and he is a Bavarian native. His family are also based there too.
He will now team up with Bayern on July 1st, and the fee between both clubs is undisclosed.
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Hummels told Dortmund’s official website: “I have not made this decision easily after eight-and-a-half successful years at BVB.
“I was always proud and still am, to wear the BVB jersey and to be part of this exceptional team. Before I return to my hometown in the summer, we have a large, common goal all: once again to bring the DFB-Pokal to Dortmund.
“For that I will give everything just like my team-mates. I wholeheartedly thank my team-mates, all the staff and fans for this long and wonderful time in Black and Yellow.”
Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke expected the German international to join Bayern, given that Hummels has a deep rooted connection with the club.
Watzke previously said: I believe that if he (Hummels) goes, it will be in the direction of Munich,
“He still has unfinished business with the club. His father, his mother and his brother all live in Munich.”
His girlfriend comes from Munich, he’s from Munich too – so a whole lot of components have already come together.”