According to the latest Manchester United transfer news, the Old Trafford outfit are not resting on their Luke Shaw acquiring laurels and are looking to completely revamp their backline by adding Mats Hummels to the defensive ranks.
A 25-year-old from Borussia Dortmund, Hummels is said to be the subject of a "final push" from United this week, with a £20 million bid believed to be offered for the rising centre back star who scored for Germany against France in the World Cup earlier today, Friday.
The Germans have now banked themselves a fourth consecutive semifinal appearance at the World Cup - a tournament record - and Hummels' statistics from his outings in Brazil are similar to his consistency of form in the past season in the Bundesliga, as this data study by HITC: Sport demonstrates where his statistics were compared to Premier League trio Laurent Koscielny, Vincent Kompany and Gary Cahill.
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Hummels' goal-scoring and clean-sheet-keeping display against the French, who had looked rampant with Karim Benzema fronting their strike-force, prompted a multitude of United fans to take to Twitter in order to implore their club to break the bank for the centre back tank - whatever the cost!
Hummels must be top of the united transfer list now, world class defender and comes across as a natural leader. Just what we need #MUFC— Wayne Griffiths (@griffo1988) July 4, 2014
Hummels is a tank and a must! #MUFC— Junaid Akram (@Junaid_Akram2) July 4, 2014
C'mon LVG get this German robot "Matt Hummels" #MUFC— TФM•FRФSH»MUFC (@ibrahimurphy) July 4, 2014
Hummels has to be the best Defender at this moment of time.Utterly brilliant.Sign him up for gods sake woody. #mufc— Harsa Mitra (@sdkhmu) July 4, 2014
Hummels was fantastic vs France, one defender I'd love to replace Rio and Vida. He's only 25 and is a smart defender. #MUFC— Rica_Mufc Copy Paste (@rica_mufc) July 4, 2014
That game just enforced the fact that we absolutely MUST sign Mats Hummels. Was class that game. Throw £30m at Dortmund. #MUFC— Jason (@jasoncurrie93) July 4, 2014
The question is, when and if the time comes, would you swap Kagawa for Hummels ?? #MUFC— Prana Adisapoetra (@Pranadisapoetra) July 4, 2014