Mats Hummels delighted with Borussia Dortmund’s transfer business

Mats Hummels (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)
Mats Hummels (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images) /

Mats Hummels is very happy with the work Borussia Dortmund have done in the transfer window, and he is determined to lead from the front next season.

Borussia Dortmund have made quite the splash in the transfer market this summer, securing the signings of Sebastien Haller, Karim Adeyemi, Niklas Süle, Nico Schlotterbeck and Salih Özcan. And Mats Hummels believes that the Black and Yellows can be pleased with the work they have done so far in the transfer window.

"“We can be very happy with what we have done in the transfer market,” Hummels said (via dpa). “Even if we haven’t seen as much of it in training yet, because we have only had a handful of first-team players with us.”"

Hummels is coming off a less than satisfactory season on a personal level. The centre-back struggled with form and fitness problems last season, as Borussia Dortmund leaked 52 goals in the Bundesliga alone. Hummels also lost his spot in the Germany squad as a result. But he is raring to get going once again and is setting lofty goals for himself.

"“Of course I set myself ambitious goals, because I wasn’t satisfied with how things went last season.”“I have had a very good pre-season so far due to the fact that I was out for the last five weeks of last season, which gave me time to clear my head. I’m going into the pre-season as fit as I’ve ever been.”"

Mats Hummels: I have to be the one who leads the way

Mats Hummels is determined to play an important role for Borussia Dortmund next season as they look to challenge Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title. The BVB vice-captain wants to lead the way, both in training sessions and during games.

"”I have to be the one who leads the way – in training, but especially in matches,” Hummels said."

It will be interesting to see what role Hummels plays at Borussia Dortmund next season following the arrivals of Süle and Schlotterbeck. The 33 year old’s performances in the coming season could also be crucial to his BVB future, with his contract set to expire at the end of the campaign.

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Hummels, who rejoined Borussia Dortmund in 2020, has made 427 appearances for the club across two spells.