Julian Draxler flattered by Real talk

April 17, 2013
By ESPN.com news services

Schalke teenager Julian Draxler is flattered by reported interest from Real Madrid and admits it would be a "dream" to play for the Spanish giants.

The highly-rated Germany international has been linked with a host of Europe's top clubs and Madrid are the latest side believed to be following the 19-year-old.

"Real Madrid are one of the world's great clubs, it makes me proud that they like my style of play. I would be a dream to play at Real Madrid," he told Marca.

"I've always said that I would like to play in Spain. Every weekend I try to see the matches involving Madrid and Barcelona. I never miss the Classicos."

He said he is "happy"with Schalke and under contract with the team until 2016. He has eight goals in 26 Bundesliga games this season.

Information from Press Association was used in this report.