Arsene Wenger is not a manager that bolsters his squad for the sake of it or to please the fans. The French tactician has reiterated the fact that he only signs players that can thick his boxes.
One player that can thick our attacking box is certainly Germany international Julian Draxler and his agent Fabio Parisi has revealed that the player will not be a Wolfsburg player next season.
Draxler has been on the radar of Arsenal since forever and he wanted to leave his club last summer, stirring rumors that Arsenal are gunning for him. However, he was denied an exit, prompting the club to insert a release clause of (€75m/£67.5m).
Over the summer, it was reported that Arsenalplaced a bid of £50m on the table for Draxler, but that was never confirmed. I
Speaking to Tuttosport, his agent, Fabio Parisi, said, “Max Allegri had spoken to Draxler, they were in sync and there was an immediate rapport between them.
“Wolfsburg have strong owners, but unfortunately for the German fans, everyone wants to leave there. Over the summer Draxler was on the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain, who had offered nearly €65m (£59m).
“He will definitely leave Wolfsburg at the end of the season. He would’ve gladly run to join Juve and is the ideal trequartista for Allegri.
“I repeat: Draxler will leave, but whether or not Juventus are interested again is another matter.
“I think the Bianconeri can still spend big money, as their revenue is close to that of the top European clubs.
“The very real profit made on Paul Pogba will have an effect on their balance sheets for the next few years, allowing Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici to make more investments.”
It will be difficult for Arsenal to meet the release clause of the player.
Do we need him? Yes, Alexis Sanchez no longer plays from the flanks.