Schalke’s sporting director today made a surprising claim that he will only sell his star player to Arsenal only if they bid in the range of 70m and Arsenal have pulled of a couple of high bids for the player. As the transfer window is nearing an end, Arsenal have managed to accelerate their transfer
Draxler is the rising star of German football and at 19, already has 78 appearances in the Bundesliga to his name. United and Arsenal have scouted the German extensively over the past year while Real Madrid have also watched him. Draxler signed a new deal in May, taking him to 2018, and Schalke are confident he is theirs for the foreseeable future.
The sporting director of Schalke football Heldt today said that a bid in the range of 60m would be enough to make him listen.
“If we were to get an offer of £60m then things could change,” he said.
“However (such an offer) is not expected. We want Draxler to be part of our future.”
He also claimed that a bid has been made by an English club and considering his interview the club is none other than Arsenal as they have a significant transfer kitty to their name this season’s window.