Agreed. When Bayern can just spring into action and snap up players at will it continues to leave the rest of the Bundesliga behind. I don’t think many will have any argument about the price paid for Hummels despite the one year on his contract. Dortmund played their position well and Bayern get a world-class player. I certainly understand the author’s points about buying for potential and to ensure nobody else drives up the price in regards to the Sanches deal. It is still quite a lot for such a player and there’s no telling what his future may hold.