Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer says it is time for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels to move to the Premier League.
Hummels is known to be a primary target for Manchester United in the summer with Louis van Gaal rumoured to have made an approach for the defender in January.
The 26-year-old started his career with Bayern Munich before joining Dortmund and has always played his club football in Germany, winning two league titles under Juergen Klopp.
But Beckenbauer says Hummels is ripe for a move to the Premier League.
“At 26, Hummels is at the best age to make the move to England,” he told Bild.
“I can understand his thinking well.”