Paris Saint-Germain

Julian Draxler makes decision on immediate PSG future

Mitchell Wilks
Jan 25, 2021, 5:15 PM GMT
Julian Draxler's time in Paris looks set to be coming to an end
Julian Draxler's time in Paris looks set to be coming to an end | Xavier Laine/Getty Images
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Julian Draxler is set to see out what remains of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain before moving on and finding a new club in the summer.

The German has fallen out of favour in the French capital and has made just 11 league appearances so far this season, but the club are now under new management with Mauricio Pochettino, having sacked Thomas Tuchel in December 2020.

Draxler has had to settle for a limited role in Paris
Draxler has had to settle for a limited role in Paris | John Berry/Getty Images

The 27-year-old's current deal expires in June and he is free to agree a deal with a new club on a pre-contract basis, with speculation also linking him to a January exit. This will not be the case though, according to BILD and as reported by Get French Football News, who claim that Draxler will stay with Les Parisiens until the end of the season.

A decision over his future is expected to be made in March, effectively ruling out a mid-season transfer due to the fact that Draxler holds a favourable contract and isn't in a rush to leave Paris.

90min understands that Arsenal have shown an interest in Draxler and considered him in their search for an attacking midfielder this month. And while a loan deal for Martin Odegaard is edging closer to completion, there is interest in offering Draxler a pre-contract deal to land him on a free transfer.

The German joined PSG from Wolfsburg in 2017 in a deal worth €42m and has racked up plenty of French domestic silverware during his stay, but has failed to truly provide the impact expected in their pursuit of a Champions League crown.

While there could be room for a last-ditch revival under the tutelage of Pochettino, PSG's interest in Dele Alli deems that an unlikely option.

Draxler seems resigned to ending his time in Paris once his contract is up, and an announcement on where he will play his football going forward likely won't come long after the January transfer window shuts.

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