The media has been harping on about us signing the Dortmund centre back at a cost of €30+m. Do you believe it? Do you think he is the right signing?
Firstly, it should be said that BD’s chairman has stated Hummels will not leave in January, this could be genuine or an attempt to raise the transfer fee.
Here is my thinking on the matter ….
1. Signing a CB for that kind of money would indicate Mr Wenger is unhappy with either BFG or Kos, which I find unlikely and Hummels will not be a player to ride the pine.
2. It is clear we need another defender but is CB where we need one? Had Debuchy not been injured Chambers would be playing in his preferred position (?) in the middle of defence in place of Monreal. In my opinion we need someone with multi-functional talents. Another Chambers perhaps.
3.Hummels is injury prone and been out for much of this season.
4. He is one of the best defenders in the world and was included in the best 10 players at the WC. Hummels is a big man which we need (6´3″) and at 25 y.o. has at least 7 good years ahead of him
5. His girlfriend was voted German WAG of the Year
Selling TV without signing adequate cover was a major flaw in our otherwise excellent summer business. Could Hummels be The Man or would we be better off signing a Khedira or Matuidi style player?