Lothar Matthäus believes Borussia Dortmund should part ways with Marco Reus and Mats Hummels

Marco Reus, Mats Hummels
Marco Reus, Mats Hummels / Lars Baron/GettyImages

Lothar Matthäus is of the opinion that Borussia Dortmund should part ways with Marco Reus and Mats Hummels when their contracts expire at the end of the season.

Both Marco Reus and Mats Hummels are facing uncertain futures at Borussia Dortmund, with the former club captain and vice-captain set to be out of contract at the end of the season. It remains to be seen what the future holds for the duo, with a decision not expected until the latter stages of the current campaign.

Former Germany captain Lothar Matthäus believes that the Borussia Dortmund squad desperately needs an upheaval, and it should happen without Reus and Hummels in the team. In his column for Sky Sport, Matthäus wrote: "I'm not blinded by results. The team is unsettled, something is wrong with it. They seem to be carrying a virus that is slowing them down. Is it because of Edin Terzic? I don't know."

"You don't have to start only flipping the script when there's no alternative. Why not do it beforehand if the performances aren't up to scratch?"

"They should take a more future-oriented approach and make a big cut. After that, Mats Hummels and Marco Reus will probably no longer have a role to play, even if these players have made great contributions to the club. Even if I continue to see Mats Hummels as one of the best central defenders, but if I am going to rebuild, then I have to do it comprehensively and not take emotions into consideration."

Marco Reus has stated time and again that his desire is to stay at Borussia Dortmund until the end of his playing career. But multiple reports have claimed in recent months that he may not be offered a new contract. Mats Hummels has not commented on his future just yet, and it is unclear what his plans are beyond the end of the season.