Julian Draxler to join PSG in ‘£38 million deal’

Germany attacking midfielder 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.

Draxler, 23, signed for Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015 as a replacement for Kevin De Bruyne, but has struggled for form in recent months.

He has been heavily linked with a move away from the club with Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus all mentioned as possible destinations.

However, PSG have won the race for his signature, with Wolfsburg confirming on Saturday that he will move to the French side in January pending a medical.

His contract is worth four-and-a-half years and the fee is reported to be £38 million.

“We’ve had some very intense but constructive discussions with Paris Saint-Germain, Julian Draxler and his management over the past few days and we’re confident to have reached a satisfactory conclusion for all parties,” Wolfsburg sporting director Olaf Rebbe told their official website.

Head coach Valerien Ismaël added: “Of course I’m sad to see Julian go, because he’s an outstanding footballer. He gave everything in the recent matches against Frankfurt and Gladbach and once again showed how much this club meant to him. I hope his move to France provides him with a fresh challenge.”

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