This is a topic that I’ve wanted to address for a long time. I promise not to take up to much of your time. Enjoy the quick read.
Anybody who follows me knows I am a huge fan of the under appreciated players in football, all over the world. From Thomas Müller, Jesse Lingard, to in my opinion the most under appreciated player out there… Julian Draxler.
Draxler is 24 year old winger/attacking midfielder. Known to be two footed, he has been deployed on the left wing using his speed and aggression in one on one situations. He is also capable of playing on the right and through the center of midfield. Currently “playing” for PSG in France he has been lowered down the pecking order even though he has put in some impressive performance playing out of position behind Neymar in the midfield. Other than Neymar and maybe Di Maria, I believe he has far more to offer than the likes of Pastore and Rabiot. At twenty years old he was a World Cup champion. At twenty two he captained an inexperienced Germany team that only fielded three regular starters including himself to a Confederations Cup title, and was awarded the golden ball for his efforts.
With all this being said, I have jokingly and kind of seriously started the #FreeDraxler campaign on Twitter. I believe he is being firmly under utilized and if this summer he can put out some decent performances in Russia I believe he will get paid, and make a move to a club that will use him to his full potential.
When I try to look into the future and see where he could possibly land two Clubs stick out more than anyone else. Number one, I could very easily see him playing along side his fellow Germany teammate Mesut Özil in London for Arsenal. The Chemistry those two make underneath a lone striker for Germany is sensational. Though Arsenal doesn’t have Wagner, Gomez, or Werner they do have someone who is essentially the combination of size, power, and speed in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The other only team I could say at this very moment could benefit from Draxler without having to lose a player or have heavy squad rotation, is Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Mario Götze is a shell of the young man who scored the winner against Argentina, and Marco Reus spends more time in the trainers table than the pitch. I could see them run out a 4–3–3 of Draxler, Batshuayi, and Pulisic possibly remind Bayern Munich that it’s not a one team league.
In closing I just wanted to say that it is my belief, that by August 1st, 2018 Julian Draxler will no longer be a PSG player, and he will finally be free.