According to Daily Star, Jose Mourinho is set to bid a massive £25m for Schalke 04 star Julian Draxler. The 20 year old German has impressed this season with fine performances in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League. And the special one, seemingly not content with his attacking midfield options wants to bring in Draxler to add depth and quality in January.
But, the transfer going through or not will depend on the chances of Schalke qualifying to the round of 16 in the Champions league or not. If they fail to advance from the group (which contains the interested club Chelsea), there is a probability that he would want to leave and join up with fellow German Andre Schurrle.
It is also important to note that his club may not be willing to entertain that price tag and negotiate as other top teams like Arsenal and Man Utd didn’t succeed to lure him away from German this past summer after showing interest.
Schalke general manager Horst Heldt said, “Julian Draxler will be at our club this season, that is for sure,” Heldt told Kicker-Sportmagazin. There will be no fuss regarding him during the January window as he is committed to our club.”
It will surely be interesting to see what will revolve around January transfer window at the club. Will Jose opt to sign Benzema as rumored or other striker? Will Jose recall back Romelu Lukaku for the 2nd half of the season? Will Draxler arrive as expected? and if so, How will the squad shape up with so many attacking midfielders striving to get a playing time in a world cup year? What will the future hold for De Bruyne after a rumored return to Werder bremen?
We will witness quite an exciting period of transfer rumors and maybe one or two new arrivals if needed by that time in January. Till then, let us know what you think of this rumor and Draxler. Follow (@FahmiCFC) and KTBFFH!!