Julian Draxler signs for PSG

Updated: January 4, 2017
Non League

Paris St Germain have signed Wolfsburg midfielder Julian Draxler on a four-and-a-half-year deal with the French side splashing out around 42 million euros (£35.58million).

Both Juventus and Arsenal were linked with Draxler in the summer, and the Bianconeri were previously close to signing him when he was leaving Schalke back in 2015.

But Draxler, decided to join reigning Ligue 1 champions PSG, after the French club activated a release clause in his long-term Wolfsburg contract.

Draxler told the club’s official website: “It is with great joy and anticipation that I join Paris St Germain.

“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.

“I will do everything to help PSG win new trophies and continue to grow internationally.”

Draxler, who was part of the Germany squad which won the World Cup in 2014, made 34 Bundesliga appearances for Wolfsburg, scoring five goals.

“I am delighted to welcome Julian Draxler to the Paris St Germain family,” said PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

“The transfer of this highly sought-after Germany international reconfirms just how attractive our club is to the world’s most talented players.

“He has all the qualities to play a major role in the club’s project and become a fan favourite.

“With the signature of Julian Draxler, we are maintaining PSG’s extremely high ambitions, where all our supporters want us to see their club succeed.”

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