Arsenal Officials Fly Out To Germany For Talks Over Potential £35m Draxler Deal
Arsenal officials are set to fly out to Germany this week to try and push through a late deal for £35million-rated Schalke attacking midfielder Julian Draxler.
With the January transfer window in full flow clubs are working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Arsenal step up their interest in Julian Draxler.
Arsenal officials are set to fly out to Germany this week to try and push through a late deal for £35m-rated Schalke attacker Julian Draxler, according to the Mirror.
It’s been a quiet transfer window so far in north London with no new faces arriving at the Emirates as yet, but that could change if Arsene Wenger is successful in striking a deal for his No.1 target.
Draxler has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal for the past 6 months and reports earlier this week suggested that we had offered Schalke £20m plus Lukas Podolski in exchange for the highly-talented 20-year-old.
It’s understood the Bundesliga outfit are holding out for the full value of his £35m buy-out clause and the Mirror claim we will now make a final push to try and agree a deal by sending a delegation over to Germany to hold further talks over the attacking midfielder.
However, despite the newspaper suggesting that Draxler is keen on making the move to north London, we’re going to find it extremely difficult trying to persuade Schalke into letting their star man leave this month – particularly as they are still in the Champions League.
With Theo Walcott out for the rest of the season, and the likelihood of increased competition in the summer, now is the perfect time to try and land Draxler and he could be the man who can lead us to the Premier League title this season.
While he’s predominantly an attacking midfielder, there have been suggestions Wenger plans on converting him into a striker – much in the same way he did in the past with Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie. If true, then Draxler would be able to provide cover on the wings as well as up front and would therefore be the ideal replacement for Theo.
It remains to be seen whether we’ll be able to persuade Schalke into doing a deal now, but I certainly hope we can as Draxler would be an excellent addition to the squad.
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