Julian Draxler (27) has ended rumors about a possible Bundesliga return and extended his contract with French champions Paris St. Germain until 2024, which was due to expire in the summer. The superstar Neymar’s club announced on Monday evening.
“It makes me very proud, I love this club and the city of Paris. I am delighted to play with such great players for a team like this. I am very happy to have extended here,” said the midfielder.
Draxler, who moved from VfL Wolfsburg to the Seine in 2017, did not go beyond a reserve role under the then coach Thomas Tuchel and was subsequently associated with clubs from Germany.
Under Tuchel’s successor Mauricio Pochettino, who has been in charge at PSG since the end of December, the former Schalke player will get more play again. In the current season, the 56-time international played 24 games in Ligue 1, scoring four goals and posting three assists.
Draxler’s contract extension is one of several PSG personnel decisions in the past few weeks. Most recently, the Brazilian Neymar was tied to the club until 2025. The capital club recently expanded the working papers of the Argentine Angel Di Maria as well as the ex-Munich resident Juan Bernat and goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Talks about a contract extension are currently underway with world champion Kylian Mbappe.