Long time Arsenal target Julian Draxler can become the second most expensive transfer to go out of the Bundesliga after Kevin De Bruyne.
The Gunners have been after the German winger for almost the whole summer, and yet, as in so many cases, failed to reach a deal. PSG, on the other hand, while themselves having not hidden their desire to sign the player, just might have made an offer too good to refuse.
According to reports from The Sun, PSG are ready to offer £64 million to land Draxler from Wolfsburg.
Get French Football broke the news of the player’s agent, Roger Wittman, arriving in the French capital to seal the deal.
Draxler had earlier made his intentions of leaving Wolfsburg pretty clear and admitted he had a chat with coach Dieter Hecking regarding this issue.
He said,” I clearly told Dieter Hecking after the European Championship that I wanted to leave Wolfsburg. The coach knew for over three weeks. It really surprised me that for weeks they talked to the media about me. I expected that differently, for instance that someone would approach me and ask how I see it. Before they said something publicly, they should have also talked with me personally first.”
While a deal with PSG looks very likely, it is bad news again for the Arsenal faithful. Ironically, Arsenal and PSG have been pitted in the same group in the Champions League and should the deal go through, the Gunners would be playing against Draxler on September 13 in Paris.
Draxler, who has more than a hundred appearances in the Bundesliga, scored ten times for club and country last season after his big money switch from Schalke to Wolfsburg.
After the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United and the uncertainty surrounding the future of Blaise Matuidi, PSG are in need of an attacker. Draxler would be the perfect man for the job, playing an attacking role from the left flank with his quick feet and dribbling skills.
While Arsenal have to look somewhere else for an attacker, Wolfsburg, who also let go of Dutch forward Bas Dost to Sporting, are looking to recruit Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung-Min Son.