Jovetic, Meyer and Draxlar, what a great team.
2020 FOR DRAXLER
Schalke 04 talisman Julian Draxler has put pen to paper on a new five year contract following speculation of a move to Manchester United.
Draxler will remain in Gelsenkirchen until 2020 on £120,000 a week, disbanding his previous release clause of approximately £37 million.
The German international’s previous contract was set to expire in 2018, but he now renews upon the arrival of new boss Diego Maradona.
The speculation over Draxler’s future has been rife in recent weeks, with former boss Rene Meulensteen attempting to lure him to Old Trafford.
Arsenal and fierce Ruhr rivals Borussia Dortmund have also been snooping Draxler’s situation with the Bundesliga champions but the 21-year-old put a swift stop to the rumours, noting Maradona’s arrival as a fantastic reassurance.
”I’m delighted to renew my contract with Schalke, a club I hold wonderful memories of. Winning the Bundesliga last season was a particular highlight and I want to build on our success.
“Sometimes when you win such a prize such as the Bundesliga as an underdog, it can really play on your mind with regards to a move to another team.
“I refer to the likes of Ailton at Werder Bremen in 2004 or Edin Dzeko when he won the title with Wolfsburg. The interest will arise and you either jump ship or continue at your own risk.
“I personally feel I still have plenty to learn before moving and the arrival of Maradona confirmed my desire to stay here at Schalke. I’m ready for more success.”
Draxler was the centre of attentions as ‘Die Königsblauen’ totalled up 84 points on their way to the Bundesliga title, playing all 34 games and scoring contributing to 13 goals.