Hamann Pineapple wrote:
Can't beat German engineering, efficient workhorses. Can't remember us having a German flop in our history. Rosler, Tarnat, Trautmann.
Get Hummels and Gotze
Sell Kolo and Johnson
Job done. Achtung baby.
I don't think Gotze will leave for a couple of years.
But Hummels, it's a weird one. I haven't seen him being linked with ANYONE, not one rumour. And I know that normally means that he's settled and doesn't want to leave but I haven't seen him state that anywhere either, and normally with all big players you'll be able to find a piece somewhere where they've said they want to stay at a club for however long and so on.
Hummels is the better half of their CB pairing, which I think is arguably the best partnership in Europe at the moment. He's the brains in the partnership, and he's exceptional in all parts of defending. He spots danger in an instant. What he tends to do is step forward, intercept, take a touch and then play a cross-field pass to the wings. His passing is something a lot of people are impressed by.
Physically he's perfect for a CB, 6 ft 4 with a big leap, very strong. He has all the attributes a world class defender needs and he's only 22!
An added bonus is that he's got a mean penalty kick too :P