Mats Hummels has officially completed his move from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich after signing a five-year contract with the Bavarians on Monday.
Both teams agreed terms for the transfer in principle over two weeks ago, and this make it the third time since 2013 in which a key Dortmund player has moved to their great rivals following Germany team mate Mario Goetze and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski.
The move has worked out well for Lewandowski, who has continued to be a prolific scorer at Bayern, but not so much for Goetze who has struggled to get back in the team after an injury earlier in the season.
Hummels, a 27-year-old central defender who played over 200 games for Dortmund, has 46 international caps for Germany and was in the side that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
He won the 2011 and 2012 Bundesliga with Dortmund as well as the 2012 German Cup. He also reached the 2013 Champions League final with the Ruhr valley club.
Hummels was raised at Bayern and made his professional debut for them in May 2007 before moving to Dortmund during the 2007/08 season.
“We’re delighted to welcome Mats back to FC Bayern,” commented FC Bayern München AG chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “Not only are we strengthening our squad with a world-class centre-back, but also with a player who accepts responsibility and who is our own youth product. First of all we wish him a successful Euro 2016.”