Manchester United fans are fortunate that the club needs to address several areas of their squad this summer.
So they won’t just have to accept that most of the money will be spent on defenders.
There will be some flair players coming in too.
But the defence will need at least one more major addition and Manchester United’s top target in this area could be Mats Hummels.
The Guardian reported late last night that the player is open to a move which will come as great news to Manchester United fans.
The Germany defender Mats Hummels would also be open to a move to United if Borussia Dortmund agree to sell him.
The potential problem is that Barcelona have also got a reported interest and the player may well succumb to the allure of La Liga and the beautiful Catalan capital.
It’s hard to imagine Hummels not doing good job at Manchester United if he did join the club. He’s got beautiful feet and is a great passer of the ball, rather like the departing Rio Ferdinand.
But, as he has also shown in The World Cup, he’s a really powerful and commanding presence who can do the dirty work brilliantly.
We do believe that it would be an excellent purchase for Manchester United and would go some way to filling the hole in the defence caused by the departures of Manchester United’s two titans of the last decade.
With Patrice Evra also reportedly moving on, despite signing a new contract, Manchester United lack experience in there and Hummels would provide it in bucket loads.
Let’s see him in action. Manchester United fans: a must buy?