Wolfsburg has released an official statement via their website that Arsenal target Julian Draxler will not be leaving the Bundesliga side this summer.
The 22-year-old Germany international has been linked with a move to Arsenal quite some time now and according to an earlier report via German newspaper Bild, the winger admitted that he is looking forward to leave to Bundesliga giants this summer.
In his interview with the German newspaper, he went on claiming that the club directors and coaches had promised him in his agreement which still runs till 2017 that he would be able to leave the club should an offer comes from any top European club.
Not quite long after his interview with Bild, which spread all through media news outlet, the Bundesliga giants immediately release a report that goes against the assertions Draxler has made with the German newspaper.
The statement from Wolfsburg official website read that,
“VfL Wolfsburg have issued a statement on the interview with Julian Draxler from August 3rd, 2016.”
“The Supervisory Committee and the Board of Directors at VfL Wolfsburg feel the need to comment on the interview with Julian Draxler which was published in the Bild newspaper, in order to clarify the current situation and dispel any possible resulting rumours.”
“VfL Wolfsburg wish to make it absolutely clear that at no time did those responsible at the club make either written nor oral commitments on the transfer of Julian Draxler within the current transfer period, which is due to end on August 31st, 2016.”
“This is reiterated by a contractual release clause agreed upon with Julian Draxler and his management, which does not come into effect until summer 2017. VfL Wolfsburg will not be selling Julian Draxler during the course of the current transfer period.”
“In joint discussions with Julian Draxler, VfL Wolfsburg again made it clear that they would not be granting the player’s wish to make a move. We now consider any possible uncertainties to have been eradicated and that all parties can revert back to a professional and responsible collaboration for the good of VfL Wolfsburg and, in particular, for our fans.”
Looking at the statement from the Volkswagen’s outfits, it directly confirmed that the German winger would not be going to Arsenal or any other club interested in his services this summer and we and whomever might have been keeping close watch on him may be forced to look elsewhere.
However, apart from the German, there’ve been other players that have been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates stadium with the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Riyad Mahrez – the most heavily linked with Arsenal – and Shkodran Mustafi all this summer.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he wants to sign a top forward and an excellent defender, speculation as to whom the Frenchman will sign for us over the next few weeks will now increase more than ever.