Football NewsSaturday 24th December 2016

Wolfsburg confirm Draxler will join PSG

Wolfsburg confirm Draxler will join PSG

Wolfsburg have announced that Julian Draxler will join Paris Saint-Germain in the January transfer window.

The Germany international has signed a four-year deal after the Ligue 1 champions agreed a transfer fee reportedly worth €35million, plus a further €10m in add-ons.

"Julian Draxler is to leave VfL Wolfsburg and sign for French club Paris Saint-Germain, pending a medical examination," a club statement confirmed.

"The 23-year-old attacker has agreed to a four-year deal with the Ligue 1 titleholders and UEFA Champions League participants. Both clubs have agreed to keep the financial details of the deal confidential."

Sporting director Olaf Rebbe said: "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."

Head coach Valerien Ismael added: "Of course I'm sad to see Julian go, because he's an outstanding footballer. He gave everything in the recent matches against Frankfurt and Borussia Monchengladbach and once again showed how much this club meant to him.

"I hope his move to France provides him with a fresh challenge."

Draxler joined Wolfsburg from Schalke in August 2015 but has endured a difficult time at the Volkswagen Arena.

He has made 14 appearances this season without scoring a goal and was omitted from the squad to face Bayern Munich following concerns over his behaviour, although he did register an assist in each of his last two games against Frankfurt and Gladbach.

The arrival of Draxler, who had been linked with Arsenal, is expected to hasten the departure of Jese Rodriguez, who has been linked with a return to LaLiga with Las Palmas.

Full-back Ricardo Rodriguez has also been rumoured to be in talks with PSG over a switch next month.