Barring any last minute dramatic turn of events for the highly coveted German international, Julian Draxler looks to have finally chosen his next illustrious footballing destination – after reportedly falling out of favour with his current employers among the German Bundesliga, VfL Wolfsburg.
Paris Saint Germain have supposedly won the race for Draxler’s in-demand signature this month, with a view to completing the big money move at some point during the upcoming January transfer window. Despite being heavily linked with a whole host of elite footballing powerhouses from both home and abroad in recent weeks, it seems the 23-year-old attacking midfielder has eventually made his choice.
But will Julian Draxler regret moving to Ligue 1 with so many other enticing options supposedly on the table, or is this particular move destined to work out regardless of whether or not the player in question could have made a strong success of himself elsewhere?
Draxler is a rustler, joining PSG instead of Arsenal. Gooners will now say they never wanted him
— H (@LewandowskiEra) 20 December 2016
It's sad cos Draxler will go PSG and will flop there too. He has no ambition just wants money
— ♠️ (@F1ashPoint) 22 December 2016
Well, although PSG certainly represent a formidable enough team for Draxler to grow and develop his overall game in the not too distant future, perhaps the 23-year-old attacker could have ultimately chosen a little wiser with all things fairly considered.
Although the current Wolfsburg star must admittedly go down as one of the most impressive young talents in the whole of world football – Draxler could risk being used as little more than a glorified benchwarmer down at the Parc des Princes, if this new chapter at PSG fails to go as planned straight off the bat. The Ligue 1 giants have certainly been known for squandering undoubted talents in the past after all.
On the other hand however, the overall standard of Ligue 1 football could fail to match Draxler’s exciting skill-set – should the current German international take to life at PSG with all the vigour and panache of a young up and coming superstar. The 23-year-old attacker could have arguably made a name for himself in England or Spain, but instead he chose Paris – where the general quality of the French top-flight is often called into question.
What will therefore come of Julian Draxler at PSG? He could possibly turn into the next Mario Götze – and witness his career stagnate into little more than a series of backward steps and unfulfilled potential – or perhaps he could set the European game alight, like few within the French Ligue 1 have managed to achieve in recent seasons.
At this particularly early stage in the proceedings however, we shall have to wait and see…