Arsenal target and German star Julien Draxler has told his current side Wolfsburg that he is ready to move on from the club and wants to leave this summer.
Draxler, who only signed for Wolfsburg on a five year contract last summer from Schalke, has been a long term Arsenal target. Arsene Wenger supposedly made an approach last year for the German international before his move to Wolfsburg was confirmed, however the bid was supposedly not enough and so Arsenal missed out.
The Daily Mail are reporting that Draxler has told club officials he wants to move on, with Wolfsburg not really been the competitive club he desires. It gives Arsenal some level of hope and with any luck Arsene Wenger will enter negotiations before he misses out again. Draxler would be a fantastic addition for Arsenal given that he can play across the front three, on the wing or as a leading striker. It gives Wenger the chance to develop the German international into the player he wants him to be, whilst also offering Arsenal a range of versatility. At 22 years old, I think he would be a worthwhile investment to the club. However one major concern as always, is price. Draxler is being touted at a reported £52 million, a price that Wenger may not be willing to pay.
If Draxler does want out and is made available then there is no reason stopping Arsenal from trying their luck. I don’t expect Wenger to offer £52 million straight away, but if the player wants to leave, then Wolfsburg won’t want to keep him and so a cheaper deal may be on the cards.
It may sound a lot of money, but he has youth and talent on his side.