Julian Draxler has pledged his future to Schalke by snubbing Arsenal interest
German international Julian Draxler has cooled speculations regarding his future by pledging his future to Schalke for yet another season. The 20 year old revealed that he snubbed Arsenal in the January transfer window and would do do the same is the Gunners table a bid for him in the summer.
BBC Journalist David Ornstein revealed the news through his twitter account after he claimed that the midfielder spoke to him regarding his future at the end of Germany’s 4-0 demolition of Portugal yesterday at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) June 17, 2014
It is believed that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen on the playmaker who can also play just off the main striker as second forward up front. Draxler featured in 34 appearances for Schalke last season helping the German side to finish third in the Bundesliga standings.
There are a lot of speculations regarding Draxler’s release clause but ESPN had earlier relayed Bild’s report of the player having a €45m transfer release clause. The play maker had signed a new deal earlier this year which would keep him at the club till 2018.
However Wenger is armoured with a whopping transfer kitty this summer and it would be interesting to see if the Former Economics professor presses hard for the player in the summer.
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