FC Barcelona: Why Vilanova Should've Pushed to Sign Mats Hummels This Summer

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FC Barcelona: Why Vilanova Should've Pushed to Sign Mats Hummels This Summer
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After a miserable defensive season in 2011-12, FC Barcelona has made rebuilding the defense its number one priority this offseason.

Barça president Sandro Rosell and new manager Tito Vilanova have already made a move by acquiring former Masia product Jordi Alba from Valencia from €14 million.

Now that Barça has Alba, the focus shifts to finding a new center-back as Carles Puyol’s starting XI days are getting slimmer.

While there have been many names rumored to be heading to the Camp Nou, for me, there’s only one name Tito Vilanova and FC Barcelona should have pushed hard to sign:

Mats Hummels.

Now I know he recently signed an extension at Borussia Dortmund which is supposed to keep him at the Bundesliga champions until 2017, but that doesn’t mean the German club cannot send him and his contract to another club. A contract extension doesn't mean the player would not accept a transfer to a bigger club.

But let's be honest, Hummels isn't going anywhere.

So why should've Tito Vilanova and FC Barcelona pushed hard for Mats Hummels?

Here are just a few reasons.

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