Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels (27) will leave the eight time German Champions twelve months before his contract ends and will join FC Bayern Munich on the 1.July, 2016.


Both clubs have agreed the terms and conditions of the transfer this Tuesday subject to the medical that is still to take place.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, the Borussia Dortmund CEO said: "Mats Hummels has decided to return to his home town Munich after having long and intensive thoughts eight and a half years after his transfer to BVB. I would like to mention that he has always been open and fair towards us. Mats won two German Championships with BVB and won the Double in 2012, he reached the Champions League final with us in 2013 and he won the World Cup as a Dortmund player in 2014. We respect Mats' decision and we wish him and BVB that he will be shown the recognition he deserves in his last weeks in Black Yellow and that he leaves Dortmund holding the DFB Cup aloft."

Mats Hummels stated, "that the decision was not easy for me after eight and a half successful years with BVB. I have always been proud and am still proud to wear the BVB jersey and to be part of this extraordinary team. Before I return to my home town in the summer, we all still have one big goal: to bring back the DFB Cup to Dortmund and to have a huge football celebration with the BVB fans. I will give everything to achieve this, just as my team mates will also do. I would like to say thank you with all my heart to my team mates, everyone who works here and to the fans for this long and wonderful time in Black Yellow."