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Fri 22 July 2022 | 15:15

Kehl is confident Hummels and Reus will extend their Dortmund stay

Reus and Hummels have both entered the final year of their contract with the Westfalen side after becoming Dortmund greats through long periods of service. Despite rumors, Sebastian Kehl is confident the duo will extend their stay with the club.

Playing for Dortmund from 2008 to 2016, and again after a short spell at Bayern from 2019 until now,

Mats Hummels

has made 312 Bundesliga appearances for the club, being the player with the most Bundesliga appearances for the club in their history. Marco Reus follows the centre-back with 243 league appearances, however, his tally of 108 Bundesliga goals is the most by any player in that time for BVB.

Speaking to

Sky Sports

, Dortmund's sporting director Kehl is confident that both Dortmund legends would extend their Dortmund contracts. He said:

"We are relatively relaxed about it. We have a very, very high level of trust.

"We know that a few contracts will expire next year. And Marco and Mats are very, very important for this club.

"They have helped shape this club in recent years, they stand for this club and bring an incredibly high level of identification with them: Marco as our captain and Mats as second captain.

 

"We will discuss this together in due course. We approach it very calmly, we have an incredibly high regard for these two players.

"I believe that they can also be very relaxed in this situation. Because in the end we all want to be successful. For that we need good performances, for that we need Mats and Marco."

Dortmund

has strengthened their defense with the signings of Nico Schlotterbeck and Niklas Sule as Hummels missed most of the last season's matches due to injury. However, the defender expressed his belief he must earn any new deal with the club.

"I want to help the team and not just be a weight,"

Hummels said. "

I even recently said to sporting director Sebastian Kehl that I wouldn't be renewing with me at the moment."

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