Julian Draxler is being targeted for German homecoming following reports Hertha Berlin have made another approach to sign the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder this summer.
The former Schalke and Wolfsburg star left the Bundesliga to join PSG in January 2017, but a Parc des Princes exit could be on the cards as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract.
Foot Mercato (via Get French Football News) reported Hertha attempted to recruit the player this past January, but their offer was rejected as Draxler sought to prolong his stay in the French capital.
The 26-year-old has become part of the furniture to some degree in Paris and was restricted to 19 appearances this season (12 starts) before football was suspended due to the coronavirus.
Schalke’s official Twitter account recently flicked through the archives and posted footage of Draxler’s first professional goal in a 2011 meeting against Nurnberg:
The 51-cap Germany international may not be a priority in Thomas Tuchel’s plans at PSG, but he’s yet to enter his prime and continues to demonstrate quality when given chances.
Draxler racked up four assists in 11 Ligue 1 appearances this term—including three in his last three outings—and boasted an average passing accuracy of 90 percent, per WhoScored.com.
Wolfsburg recently shared highlights from his season-and-a-half stay at the Volkswagen Arena:
German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst is expected to give Hertha higher transfer market prospects after purchasing a 49.9 percent stake in the club, and signing Draxler would be a notable coup.
It’s mentioned that Arsenal and “another unnamed Premier League club” are tracking the player’s situation amid talk of a PSG departure, but Hertha are already making moves to get ahead in the race.