German football seems to be going through another renaissance period with most Bundesliga sides producing top level players in all positions.
The latest player to steal the spotlight is Schalke’s winger Julian Draxler who has already become a major part of the national side despite only being 19.
Whilst his name might sound like a James Bond villain, Draxler is fast attracting the attention of many top European sides such as Arsenal and Manchester City.
It seems though that the sides could soon step up their chase for the winger after he admitted that he wasn’t quite sure about whether his long term future remains at the Veltins-Arena.
Having been the source of a lot of speculation in the last few months, Draxler has had to deal with interest from throughout Europe with the Daily Star quoting the player as stating “I’m staying here because I see the chance of playing frequently. I’m going to try to do that as much as possible and then we can reconsider in the new year.”
Despite looking abroad for his long term future, Draxler’s short term future is looking to be with Schalke after the club firmly stood their ground and stated that the player won’t be going anywhere this summer.
The club are keen to hold onto the winger who has quickly shown himself to be one of the brightest prospects to come through the club academy in a while.
Draxler has already experienced a record breaking start to his career having become the youngest player to make 50 first team appearances for Schalke in the Bundesliga.
Alongside that, the 19 year old has already logged over 100 professional appearances for the German team scoring 21 goals in 109 appearances.
Not only that, but Draxler has also made 6 appearances for Germany in the last 12 months and also recently scored his debut goal for his country in their 3-4 loss to the USA.
But the international exposure could certainly do Draxler no harm with the player keen to compete in Spain or England later down the line. He alluded to these countries when asked about whether he would see himself playing abroad declaring that: “I don’t want to name any clubs but the countries are correct.”And I don’t think any country but these two would make sense for me anyhow”
Even if Draxler does stay with Schalke for the time being, the likes of Arsenal and Man City will still be keeping tabs on the player and hope that they are able to make their move in a year or so when Schalke might be open to receiving some outlandish bids for the player.