By Dave Marshall
Following their awe-inspiring Premier League opener, the fans of Manchester United have been celebrating their new entrants at the club but they appear to want the club to go one better in bolstering the squad before the transfer window is shut.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Julian Draxler has become out of favour at PSG and Manchester United have been alerted to his availability, according to the Daily Express.
Draxler had returned only two weeks ago to Parc des Princes as he was granted extended break following his exploit at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, in which he won the player of the tournament. However, the signing of Neymar Junior from Barcelona in a £200million deal has not just raised speculation over the player’s future, it has unsettled him.
Unai Emery took over the reins of PSG last summer but he seem to have imposed his own ideology on the club – under Emery, the former Ligue 1 Champions have transitioned to playing a 4-3-3 formation since last season and the arrival of Neymar means he has formed an attacking trio with Angel Di Maria and Edison Cavani, leaving Draxler as a fringe player.
While Draxler, who joined PSG from Schalke in January isn’t the worst winger in the world, he certainly isn’t the best, little wonder the French outfit are heavily linked with a move for Kylian Mbappe. And if the French youngster is signed, it will push the German winger further down the selection perking order of the club.
Draxler’s spell at Parc Des Princes looks like it is coming to an abrupt as the report by the Daily Express claims he’s been permitted to sort out his future. The fans of United have been thrown into frenzy at the prospect of landing the star as they have called on their club to sign the star.
Julian Draxler is the winger for United! Serious player, PSG selling him 6 months after paying €40m. #HeadsGone #MUFC
— Oisin McKibbin (@omckibbin) August 17, 2017
When #mufc have wanted a winger all summer & Draxler has been made available for transfer by #psg. pic.twitter.com/hwMsHyx24U
— JY (@Jy934141) August 17, 2017
#MUFC should sign Julian Draxler. 6'1", two-footed, young, quick, German international, and most importantly, sounds like a Bond villain.
— Chocolate Hero (@ChocolateHeroUK) August 17, 2017
Draxler made available by PSG. Mourinho wanted a winger. What you waiting for? €40m. Bargain #MUFC #Draxler
— Udit Bhasin (@ubhasin90) August 17, 2017
I reckon we go all out for Draxler…#mufc
— Dean Ashton (@dnozof) August 17, 2017
If #draxler is available for under €40m I'd be gutted to see us not go for him. #mufc.
— Jon Butterworth (@Jon_withthewind) August 17, 2017
#MUFC if Perisic deal doesn't happen, well…Julian Draxler will be a perfect choice! A winner! @ManUtd Take notice and act!
— Harry Makundi (@Mcundi007) August 17, 2017
We need a left winger and Draxler is available ? #MUFC
— Pranav Agarwal (@pranavagarwal2) August 17, 2017
If he's available, Julian Draxler would honestly be the perfect signing for @ManUtd right now… tell Ed to get his arse into gear ? #MUFC
— Fergalicious (@Jack_Fergie_19) August 17, 2017
Announce Draxler!! @ManUtd #MUFC
— LINDELOAF (@Limo_alan) August 17, 2017
If #Draxler really is up for sale @PSG_inside then you could do worse Jose #MUFC #ForgetPerisic
— JimBob (@jimmy_hare08) August 17, 2017
It would be crazy if @ManUtd don't try and get Draxler. #mufc
— Omar ElGhandour (@ghandour7) August 17, 2017
If Draxler is available he has to be snapped up! The guy has talent and is young and will continue to prosper. Sign him up #MUFC
— AC (@Ajcc_MUFC) August 17, 2017
The Red Devils have been linked with summer with Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic but we may have to turn our attention to Draxler. The German star is younger and has all the qualities exhibited by Perisic, and so he’d be a better option.