Liverpool are one of a small number of clubs who have had some form of contact to sign Julian Draxler from PSG in the winter transfer window.
The Premier League club have been involved in testing the ground over a possible loan for Draxler in the winter window, report L’Equipe in their Wednesday edition.
Draxler initially saw himself edged out of the picture at PSG with the summer arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, and it was thought his exit was pretty much nailed on, either in the winter window or next summer.
Joining up with compatriot Jurgen Klopp at Anfield would give Draxler the chance to be a star man, and provide him a platform ahead of the World Cup. It goes without saying that any loan would be with a view to a permanent move.
However, Draxler has been set against the idea of leaving PSG, and has been willing to adapt his role, playing further backwards for the French club.
L’Equipe state ‘one of the qualities of great footballers is to adapt’ and Draxler has done that, now playing in midfield. The French newspaper worry how Draxler may cope in this role against the very best teams, but for now everything is going well.
That damages Liverpool’s chances of a January deal, but it’d be no surprise if PSG consider a sale next summer as they look to balance their books. Klopp will surely be watching.
Interestingly, it’s not made crystal clear who has been doing the contacting, Liverpool or Draxler’s camp.