Little by little, Paris Saint-Germain is drawing the contours of its squad. After having formalized the extension of the contract of their Brazilian star Neymar (29 years), and this until 2025, or those of Juan Bernat and Keylor Navas, Nasser al-Khelaïfi, the president of the club of the capital, and Leonardo, his sports director, continue to advance the management of contracts for Mauricio Pochettino’s players. If the future of Kylian Mbappé (22), under contract until June 2022 with the Red and Blue, remains undecided, that of his teammate Julian Draxler (27) seems definitively sealed.
Long considered a simple replacement during his Ile-de-France adventure due to performances far from those expected by his coaches and managers, who have often looked for a way out, Julian Draxler has raised the bar to become an important element in the eyes of Mauricio Pochettino, appointed coach of Paris SG on January 2. The Argentine technician did not hesitate to trust the German attacking midfielder, who has scored 4 goals and offered 7 assists in 31 appearances in all competitions this season, while expressing to his management his desire to keep his number 23 .
Towards a 3-year extension
The revival of Julian Draxler seems in any case to have convinced the upper levels of Paris to keep it in the long term. According to newspaper information The team, PSG has reached an agreement with the German international (56 caps, 7 goals) to extend his lease, which expires this summer, in June 2021. According to the sports daily, Julian Draxler is preparing to link his future to that of the current 2nd in Ligue 1 until 2024, i.e. for three additional years. If the native of Gladbeck hoped to be able to re-sign for two more years, he finally accepted the conditions proposed by the Parisian decision-makers.
The team also specifies that to reach this agreement, Julian Draxler has also agreed to lower his emoluments (approximately € 7 million per year) due to the current health context linked to Covid-19 and the financial difficulties that result from it. The former player of Schalke 04 or even Wolfsburg had yet a more interesting financial proposal on the table proposed by Bayern Munich, which as we revealed to you, had been offered the services of the 2014 world champion. Mauricio Pochettino can therefore rejoice that his word has been listened to by the management of PSG and that Julian Draxler has made the choice of stability within a club which had not hesitated to pay € 36 million for him in January 2017.