Julian Draxler, who wanted to stay at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), chose to go to Qatar again.
Florian Plettenberg, a reporter for Germany’s Sky Sports, said on his SNS on the 14th (Korean time), “Draxler is heading to Al Ahli. His contract period runs until 2025, and the transfer fee is 20 million euros (about 280 million euros). “It is over 100 million won,” he announced.
Born in Germany, Draxler is a high-level winger and attacking midfielder. He has solid physical strength and an agile and delicate play style. He began his professional career with Schalke, where he spent his youth days and made his senior debut. From his first year, he appeared in 43 games and established himself as a starting player. As he was included in the final roster for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, Draxler enjoyed the moment Germany won.
However, he increasingly suffered from injuries and his playing time decreased. Draxler headed to Wolfsburg. He succeeded Kevin De Bruyne, who left for Manchester City at the time. He showcased his skills in a year and a half, making 45 appearances and scoring eight goals.
He later moved to PSG, but had difficulty establishing himself. Although he was consistently given playing time in the beginning, he was injured and barely played in the 2019-20 season. Last season, Draxler chose to move on loan to Benfica in Portugal. There were no major changes during his one-year loan stay. Draxler scored only two goals in 18 games and returned to PSG.
PSG has begun a major team reorganization ahead of the new season. Lionel Messi, who played as a starting player, headed to the United States, and Neymar also left. With the appointment of new coach Luis Enrique, PSG recruited many famous players from each country. In addition to Kang-in Lee, Marco Asensio, Rendal Colo Muani, and others have joined the team.
메이저놀이터Even at PSG, the seats were narrow. He played in only one preseason game. He has not played in a game yet this season. PSG, which is also organizing its existing squad, has begun to consider Draxler and Marco Verratti as targets for release. Recently, as oil money from the Middle East shook up the European soccer market, Verratti began to be linked to Al Arabi, and Draxler was likely to head to Al Ahly.
Last year, Middle Eastern clubs brought in many top stars, including Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Neymar. Here, suggestions were made to everyone including Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min, and Lionel Messi. Saudi Arabia did not stop at recruiting players, but also appointed Steven Gerrard as the manager of Al Etifah.
Although he considered a transfer, Draxler chose to stay. There were unresolved issues such as family issues and salary. Plettenberg also announced on the 10th, “Draxler will not go to Qatar. It has been decided. He will remain at PSG.”
Afterwards, Draxler decided to go to Qatar again. Plettenberg said: “Draxler has made his final commitment to the club today. He will arrive in Doha on Friday or Saturday. A medical will take place in Qatar. As announced, it is a two-year contract and the paperwork will be finalized the following day. “It is planned,” he explained.
Following Verratti, who recently moved to Al Arabi, Draxler also left for Qatar at the age of 30, despite being a promising player in Germany.