Arsenal are looking to outwit Juventus, not on the pitch this time, but the transfer window as both clubs are gunning for the signature of 22year-old Germany international, Julian Draxler, per the Metro.
It is understood that Juventus had offered £15million to Schalke for the player following personal terms agreement between Draxler and Juventus.
Nevertheless, the Metro are reporting that no bid has been accepted by Schalke for their winger, leaving the door open for Arsenal to realize their dream of bringing the German to North London.
Arsenal Wenger has been an admirer of the German and has been long linked to move for the player. It now looks like the appropriate time to bring Draxler to the Emirates. From Italy, the Metro claims that Arsenal are willing to offer £17million upfront with £3.5m to be added on as bonuses. This offer from Arsenal will see them as front runners for the winger’s signature.
The winger was described as one of Bundesliga’s brightest prospect when he became schalke’s top creator two seasons ago, creating 59 goal scoring opportunities. However, the last season saw him sidelined for so many months due to injury.
Arsenal’s opening game of this season saw them beaten and they drew so much criticism from all quarters of football. Wenger is keen on bolstering his squad before the close of the transfer window.