Dortmund's forward Marco Reus (L) and Frankfurt's Serbian midfielder Mijat Gacinovic vie for the ball during the German Cup (DFB Pokal) final football match Eintracht Frankfurt v BVB Borussia Dortmund at the Olympic stadium in Berlin on May 27, 2017.
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A Look at Five Top Players Who Moved Back to Their Former Clubs

For a player to be brought back to his former club, is not just a bold move on the players part but that of the club, signalling their intent and desire to forgive and give the player another chance to prove his talent.


Here, we look at five players who re-signed for their ex-clubs.

1. Cesc Fabregas

The Spaniard enjoyed his initial days playing at Barcelona, before he left for Arsenal at the tender age of 16, to continue his development in London under Arsene Wenger. After eight years with the Gunners, with the last few as captain and an FA Cup, Fabregas made his 'dream move' back to the Catalan giants, Barcelona before joining Chelsea.

2. Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels, was a Bayern Munich player between 2006-09, making appearances for the their second team. Due to lack of opportunities, the German joined Dortmund, winning two Bundesliga titles and the German cup. After eight years at Dortmund, Hummels moved back to his boyhood club Bayern Munich in 2016, signing a five-year deal.

3. Nemanja Matic

Namanja Matic failed to make an impact during his first stint at and was sold in an exchange deal to Benfica. After having an impressive couple of seasons for Benfica, the Serbian was re-signed by Chelsea in 2014, helping them win two Premier League titles and a League Cup before joining Manchester United this summer. 

4. Paul Pogba

As a youth player, Paul Pogba was unhappy with the amount of game time received at Old Trafford and subsequently made the move to Juventus on a free transfer where his strong performance helped Italian giants to three consecutive Serie A titles, Italian cups and were runners-up to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final of 2015 before making a move back for a then world record fee.

5. Marco Reus

Marco Reus did leave Dortmund at one stage of his career, joining Rot Weiss Ahlen, aged 17, to continue his development in 2006. A move to Borussia Monchengladbach then followed, where he established himself as one of the Bundesliga's most creative and exciting young players which resulted in a move back to Dortmund.