It’s that time of year where we get to see every decent footballer linked with another club in one way or another. Julian Draxler is hardly an unknown footballer, in fact, it looks like he’s been talked about for ages, but Draxler is still only 26.
When you consider that Julian has in his prime, has over 50 German caps and has played over 300 matches at the top level, it would be fair to expect a hefty price tag. PSG don’t want to let him go out on loan but would be happy to sell him for a fee of nearly €20m. In the current market, that could be a steal.
In terms of teams who need a creative presence who can look after the ball and provide some service to the attack, then Red Devils are an obvious shout. The midfield and attack can look disjointed at times, and it makes it difficult for them to control a game or make chances.
Germany international would provide an immediate upgrade in that position, and his versatility would also be useful. The 26-year-old forward could play behind a striker, deeper in the midfield to help take the ball from the back-line, or even out wide if needed.
The fee would be affordable, and he’s still young enough to fit into the type of player that the Norwegian manager has been targeting. We often see a lot of nonsense in the press when the transfer window is approaching, but he could be perfect for the Red Devils if he is available and could provide the missing piece in the midfield.