BERLIN (SportingAlert) — Manchester United’s odds on signing German center-back Mats Hummels have been cut to 2/5 on Monday evening, with reports in Spain claiming that he could make the move.
Hummels, who was a member of the Germany World Cup team that won the 2014 tournament in Brazil earlier this month, has also been linked with a move to Barcelona, but German newspaper BILD is reporting that the Borussia Dortmund player prefers Manchester United.
It is understood that Hummels would rather a move to the English Premier League to link back up with former manager Louis van Gaal, who is entering his debut season at Old Trafford.
Barcelona daily Sport is also reporting that the 25-year-old seems more interested in making the switch to Manchester United, with the transfer, if goes through, expected to be in the range £16 million.
With the likes of defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic moving on to join other clubs, there is a need for quality center-backs at Old Trafford and Van Gaal believes Hummels is the ideal player to join his squad.