Liverpool Ready To Steal March On Arsenal As Klopp Demands Bid For Ligue 1 Star

By on March 18, 2018

The transfer window is closed but managers are working hard on their plans for the summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Liverpool are linked with Julian Draxler…

Liverpool are ready to steal a march on Arsenal after Jurgen Klopp asked his bosses to launch a bid to sign Paris Saint-Germain attacker Julian Draxler, according to to a report in the Mirror.

Draxler joined PSG just over a year ago after completing a £28m move from Wolfsburg in January 2017 having emerged as one of the most exciting prospects in German football.

The 24-year-old attacker enjoyed an encouraging first six months in France having scored 10 goals in his 25 appearances during the second half of last season.

However, Draxler has found regular first team football harder to come by this season following the arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe last summer as he’s started just 15 Ligue 1 games so far this campaign.

PSG are under pressure to balance the books in order to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play guidelines and Draxler has been touted as one of the players who could be sacrificed this summer.

The Mirror claim that Arsenal have been strongly linked with the German international in recent windows as Arsene Wenger looks to add some width to his squad following the sales of Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott.

However, it seems the Gunners will face stiff competition as the Mirror is citing a report from the Express that claims Liverpool are also keen on Draxler and are ready to steal a march on their rivals ahead of the summer.

The newspaper says Klopp has asked Anfield bosses to launch a formal bid to sign the former Schalke winger as he looks to sign a replacement for Philippe Coutinho following his January move to Barcelona.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have formed one of the most devastating attacks in world football but Klopp knows he needs more depth next season and Draxler is seemingly on his radar.

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We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming month but I think Draxler would be a superb signing for Arsenal or Liverpool if either club were able to get a deal agreed.

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3 Comments

  1. Sri Aswin

    March 18, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Doubt whether the Gunners would fancy Draxler. They already have Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi and possibly Alexandre Lacazette, who could play out wide. Why would he want to upset any of his players?

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