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Julian Draxler joined Paris Saint-Germain from Wolfsburg for a reported fee of £34 million in January 2017, signing a 4 year contract. He established himself as one the best playmakers in the Bundesliga before leaving Germany.
But the 22 year old has struggled to establish himself as a regular for the club since joining them and mostly has come off the bench. He further fell down the pecking down with the arrivals of Neymar from Barcelona and Kylian Mbappe from Monaco last summer.
The Germany International only managed to start 19 Ligue 1 games last season, scoring only 4 goals and and made a total 30 league appearances. However, the French side completed domestic treble.
Despite few appearances throughout the last term, the player was selected in the Germany World Cup squad this summer. He featured in two group games at Russia 2018 before shockingly knocked out in the group stage.
However, he was linked with an exit this summer but no deal materialized before the transfer deadline. though there has been speculations that Bayern Munich are interested in signing him next summer and have already contacted him.
Both Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery’s contract will expire next summer and the Bundesliga giants are looking for long term replacements of the veteran wingers.
Draxler has denied that Bayern Made any contacts with him over this summer and claimed he is happy with the Ligue 1 champions.
“Bayern are by far the most successful club in Germany. Everything else is speculation,” he told Sport1. “I’ve never had contact with an official from Bayern.”
Asked how he would react if an offer was made, Draxler replied: “I would neither categorically say no, nor would I just drop everything. But again, the question is not something to bring up now.”
“I saw no reason to flee,” he added.
“Competition is high, especially in my position, with Mbappe and Neymar playing there, currently the two best players in the world – or at least the ones that I think will be in the future.
“The signs haven’t changed. I played 47, 48 games last season and am convinced I will play them this season as well. I like the club and the city. I feel comfortable there, and that’s why there was no reason for me to look for an opportunity [to leave].”