Euro 2016's Top 50 Players: Number 25 Mats Hummels

Germany's Mats Hummels celebrates their victory at the end of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Netherlands

The defender won't be joining an English club after his recent switch from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich.

Germany's Mats Hummels celebrates their victory at the end of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Netherlands

Mats Hummels - Germany - Will face Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland

HITC Sport writers have compiled a list of the top 50 players at Euro 2016, assessing players from across the 24 countries taking part at this summer's tournament.

Coming in at number 24 is Germany and Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels.

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International record: 46 Caps, 4 Goals

Germany's Mats Hummels celebrates with the trophy

2015/16... was the season Hummels and co. rediscovered their form, after Dortmund took an unexpected nosedive the previous campaign, finishing sixth.

Their efforts, though enough to reclaim a Champions League place for next season, weren't enough to prise the Bundesliga title away from Bayern Munich, who finished 10 points above Thomas Tuchel's men.

Hummels was an ever-present throughout the campaign - keeping 12 clean sheets for the league's second best defenders - which ended, somewhat awkwardly, in a cup final defeat on penalties to Bayern, who the 27-year-old has agreed to join next season.

If you can't beat 'em...

Mats Hummels

Could we see him in the Premier League? Hummels has found himself linked to the entirety of England's elite over the past few years but if it was ever going to happen, you'd think it would have done 12 months ago.

Instead the 6ft 3in star stayed put, and did what most Bundesliga talents seem to: hold out for a move to Bayern.

Even the most ardent, Manchester United/City/Arsenal/Liverpool supporter would probably agree he's made the correct call there.

Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels addresses a news conference in Dortmund

What can we expect? A key figure in Germany's 2014 World Cup success, there's no reason Hummels can't make it two from two on the international stage.

Poland, Ukraine and Northern Ireland are certainly no pushovers, though Die Mannschaft's failure to top Group C would come as a great shock to many.

Hummels' duel with future - and of course, former - teammate Robert Lewandowski on matchday two is one to mark in the diary.

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