Bayern Munich & Spurs target Julian Draxler won’t leave PSG

Julian Draxler declared he has no interest in leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer despite interest from Bayern Munich and Tottenham.

Under new coach Thomas Tuchel, Draxler emerged as an integral part of the PSG squad last season. It marked a welcome turnaround for the 25-year-old, who nearly left the previous summer over a lack of opportunities.

Although German sides Bayern and Bayer Leverkusen have reportedly been keeping tabs on Draxler recently. While Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino had allegedly viewed the Germany international as a potential replacement for Real Madrid target Christian Eriksen.

But Draxler has now shut down these rumours once and for all by confirming he remains committed to PSG.

“I cannot say anything about that, because I have no intention of leaving the club,” he told Bild.

“I’ve heard nothing from the club [regarding leaving]. I have not talked to anyone, I know nothing.”

Draxler finished last season with five goals and 12 assists in 46 outings to help PSG keep the Ligue 1 title.

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These performances convinced Germany manager Joachim Low to recall him for the first time since October. And the midfielder came on as a second-half substitute in Die Mannschaft’s 2-0 win at Belarus on Saturday.

The result enabled Germany to close to within three points of surprise Group C leaders Northern Ireland in their Euro 2020 qualification campaign.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been part of the team and I’m thrilled to be back again,” said the 2014 World Cup winner.

“A lot has happened over the last few months. We’ve started to build up a new team.

“Something had to happen after our bad World Cup showing. We’re motivated and keen to achieve big things for what lies ahead of us.

“It will take time until we’re back at the same level as the 2014 and 2016 teams, but if we keep working hard on ourselves then we have the potential to find our way back to our old strength.”

AACHEN, GERMANY – JUNE 05: (L-R) Leroy Sane and Julian Draxler look on after the Germany Internal Test Match at Tivoli Stadium on June 05, 2019 in Aachen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)


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