€20m-Rated Arsenal-Linked Star Could Be On His Way Back To Bundesliga
Arsenal could miss out on a summer deal for Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler as Bayer Leverkusen have allegedly emerged as the favourites for the German star.
The 27-year-old’s existing contract with the French giants is due to expire at the end of June, and it does not appear that he’ll be signing a fresh contract.
The Gunners have been strongly linked with the former Schalke ace, who has netted three times and contributed four assists in 20 games for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season.
However, according to TodoFichajes, Julian favours a return to the German top-flight with Leverkusen, and Peter Bosz’s team are now the leading candidates to acquire his services.
The versatile attacker started his professional career at Schalke, representing the club on 170 occasions before a transfer to Wolfsburg, where he spent a campaign and a half ahead of a switch to PSG.
Julian has scored 23 times and registered 36 assists in 160 matches for Les Parisiens.
Elsewhere, according to UOL Esporte, Santos are expected to wrap up a new deal for Arsenal target Kaio Jorge – but the board have agreed to let him leave in the summer anyway.
He is out of contract at the end of 2021, meaning he’d be able to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with European clubs this summer.