Draxler to join Verratti in Qatar

Julian Draxler finally agreed to join Qatar. Baptiste Autissier / PANORAMIC

Loaned to Benfica last year, the 29-year-old German international will join Al-Arabi.

Placarded since his return from loan to Benfica and pushed towards the exit, Julian Draxler will commit for two seasons to the Qatari club Al-Arabi, as reported Sky. He will find two of his former teammates at PSG there, Abdou Diallo and especially Marco Verratti, who has just arrived there as part of a transfer estimated at €45 million. How much for the 29-year-old German international (58 caps, 7 goals)? Still according to the same source, the capital club will pocket no less than €20 million! Knowing that the person concerned has not played at his best level for several years, with a handful of injuries along the way, and that he is only under contract until 2024, this is an absolutely exceptional figure. .A little too much to be true. According to our information, Paris-SG must in fact receive around €10 million for the native of Gladbeck.

Recruited in January 2017 from Wolfsburg for €35 million, Draxler started in the Parisian eleven before sliding onto the bench and… into the cellar. Last season, he was loaned to Benfica, where injuries only allowed him to play 18 matches (2 goals). At Paris Saint-Germain, he played a total of 198 matches (26 goals, 41 assists).

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