Wolfsburg confirms Draxler's PSG move

VFL Wolfsburg has confirmed the transfer of Julian Draxler to Paris Saint Germain.

Published : Dec 24, 2016 16:54 IST

VFL Wolfsburg has confirmed the transfer of Julian Draxler to Paris Saint Germain.

Draxler had been heavily linked to PSG in the past few days.

Today, the Bundesliga club confirmed the move on its twitter account.

Draxler will join PSG on a four-and-half year contract in the January transfer window.

"We have had intense and constructive discussions with Julian Draxler and his management as well as with Paris Saint-Germain in recent days and finally achieved a very good result for all sides," Wolfsburg's head of sport Olaf Rebbe said in a statement.

Head coach Valerien Ismael added: "Of course I'm sad to see Julian go, because he's an outstanding footballer. He gave everything in the recent matches against Frankfurt and Borussia Monchengladbach and once again showed how much this club meant to him.

"I hope his move to France provides him with a fresh challenge."

Draxler joined Wolfsburg from Schalke in August 2015 but has endured a difficult time at the Volkswagen Arena.

He has made 14 appearances this season without scoring a goal and was omitted from the squad to face Bayern Munich following concerns over his behaviour, although he did register an assist in each of his last two games against Frankfurt and Gladbach.

The arrival of Draxler, who had been linked with Arsenal, is expected to hasten the departure of Jese Rodriguez, who has been linked with a return to LaLiga with Las Palmas.

Full-back Ricardo Rodriguez has also been rumoured to be in talks with PSG over a switch next month.

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