Hummels warns Haaland over Dortmund exit
Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels thinks team-mate Erling Haaland should not be in a rush to leave the Bundesliga outfit.
Dortmund are 2/5 to win their first league game back after the international break when they face Mainz at home on Saturday. Their opponents are 6/1 to claim three points, while the draw is 17/4.
Haaland has been the subject of constant transfer speculation and has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester City and Manchester United believed to be leading the chase to capture the Norwegian.
The grass is not always greener on the other side.Mats Hummels
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The 21-year-old has scored 68 goals in 67 games to become the hottest property in the game, but Hummels has warned him that the grass may not be greener on the other side of the fence and he could benefit from continuing to develop at Dortmund instead.
Marco Rose's team have won five of their seven Bundesliga games this season and sit a point behind champions Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen.
Hummels said: "I would fully understand him wanting to stay because things are really great in Dortmund, because he knows what he has here.
Not giving up hope
"I have far from given up hope that he will stay for a long time. The grass is not always greener on the other side. You really have to be aware of that in football.
"It's worth a lot if you have a good environment, feel comfortable with the guys and can also be really successful. You have to value that, that’s not a given at every club. So we have a lot to offer to Erling."