PSG confirm €36m deal for Julian Draxler

French champions Paris St Germain have agreed to sign Germany midfielder Julian Draxler from VfL Wolfsburg on a four-year deal subject to a medical.

The 23-year-old, who has 27 caps with the national team, made 34 league appearances for Wolfsburg, scoring six goals, after joining from Schalke 04 in August 2015. No financial details were disclosed but sources close to the club have reported the deal is worth €36million.

Wolfsburg reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League last season bowing out at the hands of Real Madrid. Their league form this season has been below par and they currently sit in 13th place.

“We’ve had some very intense but constructive discussions with Paris Saint-Germain, Julian Draxler and his management over the past few days and we’re confident to have reached a satisfactory conclusion for all parties,” said Wolfsburg sporting director Olaf Rebbe.

Wolfsburg head coach Valerien Ismael said on the club website: “Of course I’m sad to see Julian go, because he’s an outstanding footballer… I hope his move to France provides him with a fresh challenge.”

Draxler’s signing will help strengthen PSG for the second half of the season following a tricky start to their Ligue 1 title defence. They are currently in third place, seven points behind league leaders Nice, after 18 games.

The Germany midfielder had previously attracted interest from Arsenal and Liverpool. Draxler will be eligible to play for PSG against FC Barcelona in their upcoming Champions League Last 16 tie.

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