It’s that week where literally every player seems to be on the move as clubs look to finish all their business before the transfer window closes and this year looks like it’s not going to disappoint with so many big transfers still on the cards.
One of those that will likely pick up speed now that Mbappe is VERY close to completing his switch from Monaco to PSG is the future of Julian Draxler at PSG.
With Neymar’s arrival a few weeks ago likely to be followed up by Mbappe in the next 24 hours it will surely signal the end of Draxler’s time at PSG as he gets pushed further and further down the pecking order in Paris.
Whilst there will be no shortage of clubs chasing his signature there are two front-runners at the moment in Liverpool and Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger has long been an admirer of Draxler and has made several approaches to land the player in the past so we can’t rule out a move to bring him in from PSG this week.
However, the more likely destination could be Anfield as Liverpool put some of the money from the sale of Coutinho to use in order to bring in a replacement. If the rumours are to be believed then Coutinho looks set to complete a £160m move to Barcelona in the coming days and Liverpool are keen to keep the deal under-wraps until they have landed a replacement to avoid seeing their asking prices driven up due to the fact other clubs will know they have money burning a hole in their pocket.
It’s my understanding that a fee in the region of £35m will be required to land his signature.
I think it is around 80% likely that Draxler will leave PSG before the transfer window closes, it’s just his destination that remains unknown at this time…
Where do you think Draxler will be playing come the end of the transfer window? Would you take him at your club?