Borussia Dortmund captain, Mats Hummels has officially joined Bayern Munich today on a 5 year deal after he passed a medical today.
Dortmund and Bayern confirmed the news nearly two weeks ago before the final league match of the season. The centre-back’s contract was due to expire in 2017. No details of the fee were announced but Dortmund were reported to be demanding around €35 million for the Germany centre-back, which would represent the highest ever transfer fee for a Bundesliga player entering the final 12 months of a contract.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, “We are delighted to welcome Mats back to FC Bayern, Not only are we strengthening our squad with a world-class centre-back but also with a player who accepts responsibility and who is our own youth product. First of all we wish him a successful Euro 2016.”
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Hummels, 27, captained Dortmund in the DFB Pokal final against Bayern Munich on Saturday ahead of his summer switch to the Allianz Arena but he was replaced by Matthias Ginter 78 minutes into the penalty shootout defeat.
Hummels,who has spent eight-and-a-half years with Dortmund, denied coach Thomas Tuchel’s claim that he had asked to be substituted during the DFB Pokal final and said he felt “extremely bitter” that he could not complete his final match for the club.
“Saying goodbye to Dortmund was difficult for me of course. It was similar to 2008, when it was the other way around,” Hummels said. “Now I am looking forward to everything that awaits me at FC Bayern. I’m very excited”.