Report details PSG's stance on Julian Draxler, amid Arsenal link
Arsenal have reportedly made an enquiry to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler this summer – and the latest report from Foot Mercato surrounding the German’s future could prove to be a boost for the Gunners.
Draxler, 26, has only been used in 19 times in all competitions – starting only 12 matches under Thomas Tuchel. Though he has laid on seven assists, he is yet to sign a new contract with the French champions, with his current deal ending in 2021.
Fussball Transfers claim that Draxler has been offered by his representatives to RB Leipzig ahead of the summer window but the Bundesliga side are against paying the World Cup winner a whopping £120,000-a-week wage.
The report states, though, that Arsenal have asked about Draxler while Inter are keen on a swap deal for the 51-time Germany international. Now, Foot Mercato state PSG are open to selling the playmaker, who cost £35million as per the latter site.
However, the report states that Draxler does not want to leave. But given PSG are overwhelmingly keen to offload the former Wolfsburg star, Draxler may be forced to leave and it seems clear that he may move – given his agents have offered him out.
TBR’s view – Signing Draxler could see Arsenal return to the top four
What is lacking at Arsenal, in terms of going forward, is connecting the excellent attack to the midfield. Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are all superb in the final third – but they need ammunition.
The midfielders at Arsenal, though, are struggling to create. Mesut Ozil, Arsenal’s best source of creativity, has laid on just three assists this season. Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira are too defensive.
Draxler, then, would be a stunning addition.