Paris Saint-Germain have reached an agreement with VfL Wolfsburg for the transfer of Julian Draxler during the upcoming January transfer window.
Both parties are understood to have struck a deal of €35 million with the potential to rise by another €10 million in bonuses for the man from Gladbeck, which both parties find acceptable.
Draxler, 23, has also already spoken with PSG’s director of football Patrick Kluivert, and sources claimed that only the finishing touches are missing from a three or four-and-a-half-year contract at Parc des Princes for the 2014 FIFA World Cup winner.
PSG is also reportedly keen to try and sign Draxler’s team-mate Ricardo Rodriguez, but any deal would see Rodriguez first loaned back to Wolfsburg for the final six months of the season.
Draxler started his career with Schalke 04 and enjoyed four promising years at Veltins-Arena before making the move to Wolfsburg’s Volkswagen Arena. But as the club faltered partly due to the financial impact of VW’s emissions scandal, they find themselves fighting relegation.
The versatile attacker has also been criticised for his attitude with Wolfsburg this season after failing to secure a move away this summer. But he did assist Mario Gomez’s goal in the 2-1 away win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday – in what is now expected to be his final action for Die Wolfe.
Meanwhile, the likely arrival of Draxler could opened the door for Jese Rodriguez to leave Paris in January, as PSG enter talks with the Spaniard’s hometown club of UD Las Palmas over a loan deal until the end of the season.
Jese has already agreed to the temporary switch and it is now up to the two clubs to find an agreement.