Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels has revealed one of the reasons he rejected a move to the Premier League, according to reports from the Express.
Hummels was heavily linked with a switch to the English top flight the past year, with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United extremely keen on the Germany international.
When former BVB manager Jurgen Klopp decided to leave the Westfalenstadion at the end of the previous campaign, it was almost expected that Hummels would follow suite and follow him out the door.
However, the highly-rated centre-back chose to remain with Dortmund after he held talks with new manager Thomas Tuchel, who convinced him to stay.
“We had a talk during the time when I was still considering my future,” Hummels said.
“I liked what he said to me and the way in which he said it.
“He told me about all my mistakes. If a coach wants me to stay, then I think it’s good that he doesn’t just butter things up, but actually tells the truth.”
The 26-year-old was one of his country’s stand-out performers during their World Cup last summer, in which he scored two goals to help Germany claim their fourth triumph.
Injuries saw Hummels make only 24 league appearances for Dortmund last season, scoring two goals.