Why Man United Desperately Need To Sign German Defender In January
According to the Daily Express, Louis Van Gaal's chasing an ambitious move for very handsome World Cup winning centrehalf Mats Hummels.
While LVG has bought brilliantly in attack, he could very well live to regret not making the signing of a world class centrehalf their top priority - they'll be keeping everything cross this one actually comes to fruition.
Hummels is pretty much up there with the very best in his position - a perfect centrehalf blessed with height, power, a decent turn of pace and excellent quality on the ball - and it wouldn't be too much to suggest that he'll probably be looking for a way out of a crumbling Dortmund side. Losing their best players and eating Bayern's dust will take its toll on a team that was once the du jour hipster team, and Borussia's loss should be United's gain.
It'll be a hard sell - Champions League football is still THE draw in transfer negotiations - but the threatened LVG revolution will certainly go some way towards it.