Jurgen Klopp’s announcement that he will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season has thrown a cloud of uncertainty over the Westfalenstadion.
Champions League finalists in 2013, Dortmund are going through a terrible season and currently sit 10th in the Bundesliga.
Their manager is leaving, their fans are unhappy and a number of their top players will likely be leaving in the summer.
It is an unfortunate situation for the club but Dortmund’s loss may be United’s gain. With Marcos Reus and Mats Hummels both linked with moves to Old Trafford this season, we asked our Twitter followers if Klopp’s exit will speed up any potential transfers:
@PeoplesPerson_ Doubt we're in for Reus. Depay looks like a much more likely wing addition. Gundogan though…
— Seán Ranson (@seanyranson) April 15, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Yeah.Players will leave now as there in uncertainity at BVB.
— Kiran Thakare (@kiran_thakare) April 15, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Can't say about Reus,but Hummels looks like a very high possibility this summer and with klopp gone it may eventually happen
— Aditya Vandkar (@Aditya_16V) April 15, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Makes the departure of Hummels more likely but depends on who they replace Klopp with. Think Reus Bayern likely if leaving
— Anna_MUFC (@mufc_anna) April 15, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ if he goes to someone like city we have problems, are the players going to follow him there? hummels gundogan reus etc
— kazza (@manunited231) April 15, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Hummels for sure, as captain he'd want stability. Already thinking of going, this could make his mind up quicker.
— Jonny Ross (@1JonnyRoss) April 15, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Hummels, yes. Reus, no. All the other big clubs in Europe would try to lure him too and would have to go to a bidding war.
— YASH KANDHARI (@YashKandhari) April 15, 2015
Fans seem to be agreed that Reus and Hummels will leave Dortmund but whether they will both end up at United is another question.
Bayern Munich have been heavily linked with Reus and when they want a player, they get him more often than not. However, there is a growing sense that Hummels may well be lining up at Old Trafford next season. There have been numerous reports stating that the 26-year-old is Louis van Gaal’s top transfer target and Hummels has added fuel to the fire with several comments of his own.