Le Parisien report that Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin are currently conducting a charm offensive in an attempt to convince PSG midfielder and German international Julian Draxler to make a move to them next month.
Since his arrival at Hertha, manager Jürgen Klinsmann has been preparing a revolution, to take Hertha to the top of German football. He has prepared a list of January targets and at the top of that list is Draxler, whose current deal with Les Parisiens expires in 2021. At the moment, the ex-Wolfsburg man has a very small chance of making Joachim Löw’s Germany squad for EURO 2020, unless his playing time picks up considerably, and that is unlikely to occur if he remains in the French capital for the rest of the campaign.
Hertha are offering Draxler the chance to become the centrepiece, compared to the outcast figure that he now is at PSG. Six months ago, Hertha was purchased by German businessman Lars Windhorst, who has the financial power to make a splash in next month’s window.
As a result, aligning with the player’s wage demands should not be a major obstacle – Draxler would also have the opportunity to play in Löw’s literal backyard as he now lives in Berlin.
Recently approached by Lyon and OGC Nice, Draxler could be tempted to return to Germany, but his position as in recent months been that if PSG were not to offer him a new deal, which looks to be most likely, then he would prefer to leave at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.