Bayern Munich have a clear shot at signing a Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, who has apparently offered himself to the Bavarian side.
Paris Saint-Germain are now in the semi-final of the Champions League for a second season running and perhaps, the favourites to go all the way. Mauricio Pochettino has done a superb job with the Ligue 1 giants in just four months, after he took over from Thomas Tuchel. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager has also made good use of all his players.
One of those who has found minutes easy to come by under the Argentine has been Julian Draxler. The former Wolfsburg midfielder was linked with a move away from France last summer, but he has become one of PSG’s most important players in the midfield over the last few months, having started three of their four knockout games in Europe this season.
Draxler’s contract at the Parc des Princes expires at the end of the campaign and Pochettino is keen on keeping him at the club for longer. The 49-year-old is an admirer of the German, who is technically astute and versatile as well. However, the club’s sporting director Leonardo, thinks otherwise and will only keep the player if rigid terms are accepted.
Although he would be keen on staying with Paris Saint-Germain, the 27-year-old is not shutting the door on possibly leaving the club for free. According to Foot Mercato, he has offered himself to Bayern Munich over a free switch, whereas Arsenal are also thought to be interesting in snapping him up as an alternative to Houssem Aouar this summer.
Bayern have a very good midfield with the likes of Jamal Musiala, Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka proving themselves week in and week out, amongst others. However, the Bundesliga giants seem to be interested in signing the Germany international, especially because of the fact that he will be a free transfer and add much-needed depth to the squad.
The best way to settle his future, however, would be for Paris Saint-Germain to keep him, especially because the manager deems him fit for his plans going forward. Besides that, the rest of the club’s midfield is prone to fitness snags, which Draxler shrugs off. Leonardo should satisfy the manager at least this time, as him and Tuchel fell out over similar reasons.