As reported by Sky Germany, Borussia Dortmund wish to extend Mats Hummels’ contract.
The defender’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season and is yet to put pen to paper with BVB. Previously, it was reported that Hummels would come to his decision at the end of April, however, talks are providing much more complex.
Sporting director Sebastian Kehl has now expressed the club’s intentions of extending Hummels’ contract.
The 43-year-old explained: “We want to extend Mats, he knows that and he also knows that we need a decision from him soon – preferably before the end of the season. I can tell that he’s still hungry. He’s giving it some thought right now because he’s in a new phase of life and we understand that very well. However, the whole club would like him to stay with us.”
The 34-year-old is in good and detailed talks with BVB each week. It’s believed that the World Cup winner will go the same way as Marco Reus and extend his contract beyond this summer. Hummels is currently in a purple patch of form and it’s vital for Dortmund to have experienced professionals within the squad. The central defender could act as a point of contact for others in a similar position including Soumaila Coulibaly (19), Niklas Süle (27) and Nico Schlotterbeck (23).
GGFN | Jamie Allen