Julian Draxler to replace Kevin de Bruyne at Wolfsburg. Transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio confirms that Julian Draxler signs for Wolfsburg. VFL Wolfsburg has identified German World Cup winner Julian Draxler to replace the outgoing Kevin de Bruyne after Schalke accepted €36m from their fellow Bundesliga competitors.
Julian Draxler was a top target for Italian champions Juventus throughout the transfer window, but the Bianconeri were beaten by the German Super cup winners after the Italians failed to agree a deal with Schalke for the versatile German.
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Wolfsburg signs Julian Draxler : Contract Details and Other details
The player is reportedly completed his medical with his new side who is expected to be announced as an official Wolfsburg player in the coming days. The player is set to sign a 5-year contract with the player earning €5m per year.
The deal is a big boost for Wolfsburg as they are getting a player who can win them any match and the biggest gain is they are signing him for a very less fee compared to what they got from Kevin de Bruyne’s sale to Manchester City.
Julian Draxler can surely be an upgrade to Wolfsburg who just lost their best playmaker in Kevin de Bruyne. The German is similarly talented as of the Belgian who also is a versatile attacker in behind the striker role. He can play as a number 10 role or a wide winger and is technically gifted.
Arsene Wenger is a big admirer of Draxler who also chased him, but once again the French man’s hesitation to spend restricted Arsenal. But the point noted here is, if a manager like Arsene Wenger who is very well known for identifying talents chases a player then you can blindly believe the player to the least.
Draxler is a vital player for Schalke, but the Royal Blues cannot hold on to the player due to their financial powers, but how they agreed to sell one of the best talents in Germany to a rival is a big shock.
Julian Draxler Performance: Injury and All Update
Due to the serious injury he suffered in November 2014, Draxler was forced to miss out the rest of the season. In the 8 games he played last season, he made 3 successful dribbles per game and in the previous season he has 2.7 successful dribbles average per game. Only a rare no of players can maintain this consistency, his age (he was just 20 last year) should not be forgotten.
In 2012-13 when he was just an 18-year-old, he has scored 10 goals and assisted further 3 in the Bundesliga, not an easy job for an 18-year-old.
The injury may have sidelined the player but the interest on the player in the world market has not gone down. When the transfer window opened, Draxler was one of the first players to attract interest from top clubs. Arsenal and Juventus showed more interest than others but in final it is Wolfsburg who won the race as a surprise.
Whether the German will replicate the Belgian’s last season is yet to be seen but Wolfsburg cannot find a better talent than Julian Draxler, the second youngest player ever to start a Bundesliga game. The record is enough to weigh the player’s potential.
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