Wolfsburg's head of sport Olaf Rebbe has said that Julian Draxler has agreed a deal to move to Paris Saint-Germain in January. The German was unsettled at Wolfsburg and will make his way to the French Champions next month as he looks to begin a new chapter in his career.
The midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal but the recent announcement has poured cold water over any such speculation. He has signed a four and a half year agreement with PSG and the move will be confirmed pending a medical. Draxler has made 13 appearances this season for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, picking up only two assists in the process.
"We have had intensive and constructive discussions with Julian Draxler and his management as well as with Paris St Germain in recent days and finally achieved a very good result for all sides. We are delighted that we have succeeded so quickly and wish Julian in Paris both privately and sportily all the best, " Olaf Rebbe told the official website.
Manager Valérien Ismaël said the move is in the right direction for all parties.
"Of course I am sad to see Julian go, because he is an outstanding player," Ismael added in the statement. "On the other hand, I think this is the right move for everyone. In both recent games against Frankfurt and Gladbach he once again gave everything he had, and showed that he cares about our club. I hope he finds a new challenge in France."
PSG have been in the market for reinforcements after a lacklustre start to the season, currently third in Ligue 1, five points behind OGC Nice and three behind Monaco. In the Champions League, they failed to finish top of their group and have to face Barcelona in the round of 16, which resumes in February.