Julian Draxler agrees move to PSG from Wolfsburg in reported £40m deal

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The Germany attacking midfielder Julian Draxler is to join Paris Saint-Germain from Wolfsburg in a deal reportedly worth up to €47m (£40m).

Wolfsburg say the 23-year-old Draxler will sign a four-and-a-half-year deal from 1 January subject to a medical. Both sides agreed not to disclose the transfer fee but the news agency dpa reports an agreement of €42m (£35.8m) with add-ons of up to €5m.

Draxler joined Wolfsburg from their Bundesliga rivals Schalke in August 2015 to replace Kevin De Bruyne, but he never really settled at the Volkswagen-backed club. He scored five goals in 34 league games for Wolfsburg. Altogether he has 23 goals in 153 Bundesliga games, and three in 27 games for Germany.

“Of course I’m sad to see Julian go because he’s an outstanding footballer,” the Wolfsburg head coach, Valérien Ismaël, told his club’s website.

“He gave everything in the recent matches against Frankfurt and Gladbach and once again showed how much this club meant to him. I hope his move to France provides him with a fresh challenge.”

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