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Draxler joins PSG from Wolfsburg

2017-01-03 13:34
Julian Draxler (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Germany and VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Julian Draxler has joined Paris St Germain on a four-and-a-half year contract, the French 1 champions said on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old, who started his professional career at Schalke 04 in 2011, was part of the victorious Germany squad at the 2014 World Cup.

"For the first time in my career I will discover a new country, a new league and I am very proud to take this step in one of the best clubs in Europe," Draxler said in a club statement.

French media reported he is joining for a transfer fee of €36m.

Draxler, who has been hailed as one of the best attacking midfielder of his generation but has proved inconsistent over the years, could make his PSG debut against Bastia in a French Cup last-64 game on Saturday.

He will be in competition for a spot in the starting line-up with France international Hatem Ben Arfa, Brazil winger Lucas as well as new Argentine signing Giovani Lo Celso, who effectively joined from Rosario during the winter break.

PSG have had a difficult start to the season, finishing second behind Arsenal in the Champions League group stage and sitting third in the Ligue 1 standings, five points behind pacesetters Nice midway through the season.

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