Draxler dreaming of move to 'best clubs'
Julian Draxler has told DerWesten that he dreams of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world.
Draxler, 20, is one of the many up-and-coming stars in German football. The versatile Schalke midfielder, who currently plays on the left wing, has impressed during the opening matches of the season.
Yet to score in the Bundesliga this season, the youngster, who has previously been linked to Real Madrid, has not only scored in both of Schalke’s Champions League group games, but also secured the Royal Blues’ passage into the group stage in the qualifier at PAOK Salonika.
That night, Draxler scored once and set up another to secure a 3-2 victory in Greece, with the Royal Blues reduced to ten men following Jermaine Jones second booking of the night.
“I think, that world class players always play in the best clubs in the world,” Draxler said ahead of Germany’s World Cup qualifier against Ireland, where he is set to take Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus’ place on the left wing.
“For me those clubs are Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern [Munich], Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United.”
During the summer of 2013, Draxler reportedly turned down offers from big La Liga and Premier League clubs, who had hoped to trigger a 45.5 million euros release clause in his contract, which expires in 2018.
Quizzed if he wants to make a switch to one of the big clubs he mentioned, Draxler replied: “To be perfectly honest, I dream of it. But I also say that I have always been a Schalke lad, that my family is Schalke and that I owe the club a lot.
“For all that, my dream is to play for the biggest clubs in Europe.”