In a recent interview with BILD, German International Julian Draxler made it quite clear that he is keen on a move away from Bundesliga giants Wolfsburg and wants to join a top international club, in the current transfer window. Wolfsburg manager, Dieter Hecking, previously said that Draxler won’t be moving this summer and that he’s very much in his plans for this upcoming season.
Hecking said: “We won’t comment on every rumour, but we explicitly decreed that Julian will stay with us.”
Wolfsburg, after letting their talisman Kevin De Bruyne move to English Giants Manchester City, signed Schalke’s playmaker to replace him in a €34m deal, and just after one season, Draxler is looking for a move away from the German club to step up in his career and after him publically stating this in media, various top European clubs could line up for the 22 year old.
Draxler had 9 goals and 8 assists to his name in 35 matches that he played across all competitions last season.
Draxler, denied those claims of his manager Hecking, saying: “One could have talked to me personally before making public declarations. After the Euro 2016 I clearly said to Dieter Hecking that I want to leave Wolfsburg. The coach is aware of that for the past three weeks.”
“I am surprised that matters regarding my future are being communicated in the media”
Draxler said. “I expected that to go differently. For example that someone approaches me and asks me for my views instead.”
On being asked that whether general manager Klaus Allofs approached him Draxler responded, “We shortly texted. I talked on the phone with coach Hecking. Two days after the semifinal at the Euro I explained my point of view and expressed my wish that I want to leave the club. Now I’m back in Germany and things are being communicated via the media rather than with me in person. Now I also wanted to make myself heard.”
“When I transferred to Wolfsburg in 2015, we had a verbal agreement that I can leave the club when a possibility emerges. With Dieter Hecking as well as Klaus Allofs,” Draxler said.
“It was obvious that Wolfsburg showed me a good perspective back then, but also served as stepping stone.”
Premier League giants Arsenal are keen on signing the attacker with manager Arsene Wenger looking to strengthen his squad.