Long-Time Arsenal Target Julian Draxler Joins PSG


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Long-time Arsenal target and Germany international Julian Draxler has completed a £34 million move from Wolfsburg to PSG.

The world cup winner joined the French champions on a four-and-a-half year contract, the club revealed on Tuesday.

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”It is with great joy and anticipation that I join Paris Saint-Germain,” said Draxler, in a statement released by PSG.

”For the first time in my career, I’m going to discover a new country, a new league, and I’m very proud to take this new step at a club which has become a benchmark in Europe and has signed a lot of great players in recent years.”

The 23-year-old further added that he would do everything to help the Paris-based club achieve greater heights.

Julian Draxler

Draxler has been hailed as one of the best among his generation. He began his professional career at Schalke 04 in 2011 before joining Wolfsburg for £30 million in 2015 as a replacement for Kevin De Bruyne who left for Manchester City.

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The winger had, however, failed to match his hefty price tag and struggled to fulfill his potential in a Wolfsburg team that failed to challenge Germany’s top clubs during that period.

Julian Draxler is set to make his PSG debut on Saturday against Bastia in a French Cup last-64 game.

He will have stiff competition for a starting eleven spot from France international Hatem Ben Arfa, Brazil winger Lucas as well as new Argentine signing Giovani Lo Celso.

Rumors suggest that former Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez will leave Parc des Princes on loan or even permanently due to Draxler’s arrival.

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PSG is looking to get their season back on track following a difficult start. They finished second behind Arsenal in the Champions League group stage and are currently third in the Ligue 1 standings.