Hummels: Style not substance more important for next move

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels will onlky join a club that plays football the right way.

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Mats Hummels has stressed that he will not leave Borussia Dortmund for just any club with a bigger reputation than the Bundesliga side.

The Germany international, 25, has been linked with Manchester United in recent months, but insisted the offer of a much higher financial package at Old Trafford does not tempt him into a switch.

"If a club with a bigger reputation than Dortmund were to make a move, but I don’t like the way they play football, I wouldn’t even consider a move," Hummels was quoted as saying by Kicker.

"At Dortmund, the style of play is exactly like I want to play football."

The centre-back, who has a contract with BVB until June 2018, then went on to admit that Dortmund’s start to the 2014-15 campaign has been disappointing, but argued that injuries have played a big role in their difficulties so far.

"After this weekend’s defeat versus Hamburg, you could say that we’ve really missed our start to the new season in Bundesliga," the centre-half stated.

"You always go through phases like this, so we shouldn’t be driving ourselves crazy over it.

"In midfield alone, we are missing seven players due to injury. At some point, it’s impossible to cope with this bad luck."

BUNDESLIGA RESULTS

Dortmund currently sit 13th in the Bundesliga table with seven points from as many games.

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