Julian Draxler has reiterated that his dream is to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world like Manchester United.
The 20-year-old Schalke midfielder is considered one of the finest prospects in German football right now and with a release clause of €43.5 million, he is also one of the most expensive prospects.
Draxler has previously spoken of his desire to move to a big club like United and in an interview with Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, the German admitted that while he owes a lot to Schalke, he would like to play football with one of Europe’s biggest clubs to help him grow.
He said: “You can as an individual player to draw attention to yourself when you’re not playing at an absolute top club in Europe. But if you want to achieve the great goals that a world class player has to have, it is necessary that you are playing at the biggest clubs in the world.
“The big two in Spain, Real and Barcelona, Bayern and a few others from England, namely Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea.
“I owe a lot Schalke and I want to emphasise that but I’m not so rooted that I could not tear myself away. I honestly say that it is my dream to play at times one of the big clubs.”
Despite his desire to play for a club like United in the future, Draxler doesn’t look likely to leave Schalke this season according to Schalke’s general manager Horst Heldt.
“Julian Draxler will be at our club this season, that is for sure,” Heldt told German publication Kicker-Sportmagazin.
“There will be no fuss regarding him during the January window, as he is committed to our club.”