On the week that the footballing world has been dominated by the news that Louis van Gaal is now the new manager of Manchester United, with Ryan Giggs retiring from playing to become his number 2, the club have been dealt a bit of a blow on the transfer front.
Louis van Gaal has given Manchester United a list of players that he would like to buy this summer and bring into Old Trafford, on that list is reportedly Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels, but today his agent has insisted that the defender is happy to continue playing his trade in Germany.
With the centre-back partnership of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic leaving the club this summer, Hummels was tipped to be top of the defenders list that Louis van Gaal would look to buy.
It now appears that Manchester United and Ed Woodward will have to look at other targets as Hummel’s father and agent, Herman, states that he is more than happy over in Germany. He said:
“I know Louis van Gaal from his time at Bayern Munich
“He’s not contacted me about Mats moving to Manchester United though.”
“I have heard some rumours but Mats is happy at Dortmund at the moment, and only thinking about the World Cup.”
Mat Hummel’s, 25-year-old defender, looks more than likely after these recent comments from his agent that he will stay in Germany, continuing his relationship with Borussia Dortmund and manager Jurgen Klopp.