After Borussia Dortmund's DFB Pokal victory over Hertha Berlin, Mats Hummels revealed that he's currently losing sleep at night over his future. The 27 year old only has one more year remaining on his contract with BVB and is considering all of his options. Included in those options is a possible return to Bayern Munich.
"Mats has to make an extremely important decision in his career," his father, former Bayern youth coach from 1995-2012, Hermann Hummels said. "Dortmund is back among the top clubs in Europe, so the decision isn't easy for him. But, if he should leave Dortmund, then he will move to one of the five or six best clubs and FC Bayern is one of them."
The other clubs being considered are reportedly Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Real Madrid.
Hummels joined Bayern's youth academy in 1995 and signed his first professional contract with the Bavarians at the end of 2006. Hummels only made one appearance for Bayern's first team before being sent out on loan in January 2008 to BVB. The loan was made permanent in February 2009.
Bringing Hummels back to Munich would be an interesting idea and immediately bolster the backline. If the plan is to allow Medhi Benatia to be sold back to Italy as has been rumored for months, Hummels would give Bayern three 27 year old centerbacks alongside Jerome Boateng and Holger Badstuber.
Despite a few high profile hiccups over the last few seasons, there can be no doubting his status among the upper echelon of centerbacks in the world. If Bayern do indeed bring Hummels back to Munich, it will be a major coup for the record champions.