Arsenal target Julian Draxler has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain on a four-and-a-half-year contract for a reported fee of around £38 million, Wolfsburg confirmed on Saturday.
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The news was confirmed by Wolfsburg’s head of Sport Olaf Rebbe and he suggested the German attacking midfielder very best for the future. The reported Arsenal target was unsettled at Wolfsburg and now will make his way to the French Champions this January window as he seems to enter into a new world of challenges.
“We have had intensive and constructive discussions with Julian Draxler and his management as well as with Paris St Germain in recent days and finally achieved a very good result for all sides. We are delighted that we have succeeded so quickly and wish Julian in Paris both privately and sportily all the best, “ Olaf Rebbe told to the Bundesliga club’s website.
The Wolfsburg head coach Valerien Ismael also wished the midfielder all the best and heaped praises for the footballer.
“Of course I’m sad to see Julian go, because he’s an outstanding footballer… I hope his move to France provides him with a fresh challenge,” he said.
Draxler joined Wolfsburg from their Bundesliga rivals Schalke in August 2015 to replace the current Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, but he could not settle at the club fairly. For the last one year, the midfielder was adamant to leave the club, alarming all the top European clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool and Paris Saint German. But it looks like now the monetary advantage has made the decision for the German who could reportedly fetch the Bundesliga club a whopping £50m including add-ons.
The midfielder scored only five goals in 34 league games for Wolfsburg and has not scored a single goal this term however the talented midfielder could again regain his fine form under Emery who is currently struggling with PSG in third place, seven points behind league leaders Nice, after 18 games and provide a fresh advantage over their rivals in their title defence.