According to Bild, Mats Hummels could potentially be playing his final season of professional football and may look to retire at the end of the season.
It is reported from people surrounding the defender that this season is likely his final one with his contract at the club also expiring next summer.
Despite no longer being a captain at Dortmund, Hummels is still a key piece in the dressing room as not only does he bring experience he is also one of the only players to have won several honours so brings a winning mentality that is currently not present at Dortmund. A potential departure of Hummels would leave a vacuum within Dortmund that they will struggle to fill especially with Marco Reus also having a smaller role in the team this season.
The 34-year-old also continues to be important on the pitch for Dortmund as well. His two goals at the weekend helped Dortmund beat Freiburg 4-2, whether he will be utilised against a much stronger PSG team in midweek is unknown.
GGFN | Jack Meenan