Klopp’s set his sights on Julian Draxler
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s set his sights on Draxler according to the Express. However according to ESPN the Wolfsburg winger is also a serious target of PSG’S. The magic number thought to make it happen is in the region of £34m.
The former Schalke star looks set to leave the Bundesliga club despite only joining in August 2015 for £30m. It is thought that Klopp will attempt to move for the 23-year-old in January. Sadio Mane set to be missing for up to seven games due to representing Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations, so he would increase attacking options.
The talented 23-year-old looks likely to leave Wolfsburg in January, this would provide Klopp with attacking options of Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge, Origi, Mane, Lallana and Draxler. Simply phenomenal. A front 5 or even 6 of these guys will strike fear into most defences.
Draxler had a transfer request rejected in the summer, however it is expected that he will leave in January with Wolfsburg currently in the bottom half of the Bundesliga.
We do have rivals for his signature though, as it’s been reported that French giants Paris Saint Germain had agreed a £33.6m deal. Liverpool would need to match or increase the offer in order to get to speak to Draxler.
Whatever they decide, the decision needs to be made quickly.
In talks with other clubs
The player himself spoke out about transfer talk after his side’s 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday; “I am in talks with a couple of clubs, but so far no decision has been made.”
“We will all sit down and make a sensible decision that is suitable for us.”
Klopp is very much seen as a Bundesliga expert. A lot of young players have seen the great work and results achieved whilst at Dortmund. It would make perfect sense for Liverpool to market any proposal that way.
The Reds boss had previously been interested in Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic. However Dortmund seem unwilling to sell, causing his interest to switch to the outgoing Julian Draxler.
Competing with Arsenal?
Arsenal fans will be very frustrated, having been repeatedly linked to Draxler.
For some Julian Draxler was to Arsenal as Arda Turan was to Liverpool.
Wenger always promises to spend the cash, however, infrequently does. But with Ozil and Sanchez in the ranks he has proof to the board when we wants an £40m player he does choose the correct ones.
“Nothing is done,” confirmed a member of the player’s entourage to Le Parisien. “Julian is hesitating between PSG and Arsenal. For the moment, he is thinking.”
“A decision will be made in the coming days. One thing is certain, he has played his last match for Wolfsburg.”
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