Germany international Julian Draxler has generated plenty of focus in recent weeks amid his restricted gametime at Paris Saint-Germain. The World Cup winner joined Les Parisiens in January with a view to establishing himself under Unai Emery but things have not quite gone his way with summer recruits Neymar and Kylian Mbappe commanding the wider positions ahead of him. As such, the German may consider his future at the turn of the year and we look into two possible contenders for the former Wolfsburg man.
Arsenal: The north London outfit have been associated with Draxler since the summer of 2013. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger initially spotted the talents of Draxler at Schalke 04 but barring a few enquiries, the club never quite stepped up for his signature. However, they are presently facing uncertain situations over both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, whose contracts expires in six months’ time and Draxler could emerge as a possible replacement for either. Draxler has been more profound of playing on the left-wing but he has represented in the number 10 position or false number nine position in the past.
Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp’s team were in the running for Draxler last winter prior to him agreeing to join Paris Saint-Germain. The Reds have since pursued the signing of Mohamed Salah from AS Roma who has stood out with consistent performances but they are still having to deal with the uncertainty surrounding Philippe Coutinho’s future. The Brazil international remains a probable target for Barcelona ahead of this summer’s transfer window and his probable departure could influence the need for another attacker. Draxler has the capacity to play in a deeper attacking midfield position and he could prove the perfect foil for the attacking trident of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
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