Julian Draxler seems to have taken a step closer to heading out the exit door at Wolfsburg, according to new reports emerging from Germany.
As per Bild, Draxler has been left out of the squad that will face Bayern Munich on Saturday. The report further adds that the youngster may not feature for Wolfsburg ever again, and will be sold by the club as soon as the January transfer window opens.
Many believe that the German international’s comments following Wolfsburg’s 3-2 home defeat against Hertha Berlin last week are the main reason behind his exclusion.
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Following the aforementioned loss, Draxler, who came on as a substitute in the 78th minute, was quick to point out how his performance was affected by the hate he received from the Wolfsburg fans present at the Volkswagen Arena every time he touched the ball.
“You can only imagine what these whistles do to a person,” Draxler was quoted as saying. “It’s out of the question that someone wouldn’t have problems to perform after that. The fans have the right to do it, but it’s certainly not conducive.”
The 23-year-old then went on to mention how he still stands by his desire to leave the Bundesliga outfit.
“I already made my feelings clear in the summer and I stand by that,” he said. “I expressed myself clearly after the European championships to (then) coach Dieter Hecking that I want to leave VfL Wolfsburg.”
And following his supposed exclusion from the matchday squad, it looks like the promising midfielder may finally get what he wants.
With a January exit on the cards, several clubs from all across Europe will now be alerted by the Draxler’s availability. The former Schalke star has already been linked with the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, and Manchester United, amongst other European powerhouses.
And with his price tag rumoured to be around the region of €36m, several clubs are sure to battle it out for the talented man’s services.