Germany international, Julian Draxler, has revealed he wants to leave VfL Wolfsburg for a top club this summer, and says he made that clear to the club after Euro 2016.
Speaking to German publication Bild, the 22-year-old made it clear that he wants to move to a top international club, and that the Bundesliga outfit had agreed that he could go after one season.
‘Before one goes public, they should also have a word with themselves,’ said Draxler.
‘I expressed myself clearly after the Euros, with coach Dieter Hecking, that I want to leave Wolfsburg. The coach has known for more than three weeks.Two days after the semi-final defeat to France at the European Championships, I told him how I see the whole situation and what I want, which is to leave the club.
‘I was verbally assured with my transfer in August 2015 that I can leave the club when given opportunities. From Hecking as well as technical director Klaus Allofs.It was always clear between all parties that I would like to go to a top international club if the opportunity arises. It was discussed that we speak rationally with one another, if other clubs show interest.’
Any move for Draxler would not be cheap, with the player valued at around £55million and with four years still left on his contract.
Wolfsburg finished eighth in the past Bundesliga campaign and is now set to miss out on European football. Because of the club’s lack of representation on that stage, key players including Draxler, midfielder Luiz Gustavo and left-back Ricardo Rodriguez have all indicated interest to leave the club.