Julian Draxler does indeed have a release clause for €75m however it will only come into effect next summer meaning that he looks set to remain at Wolfsburg for a further season.
Some papers had picked up news of a possible release clause to mean that he could be available this summer and after saying he wanted to move, things got a little exciting. For a few minutes at least.
Speaking to the press, Wolfsburg’s sporting director, Klaus Allofs, called on fans not to brand Draxler a mercenary while confirming that the clause comes into play next summer and that’s something he will have to ‘deal with.’
“His idea is of a move to the Championship [Premier League] in which he has received a lot of praise, and a forthcoming season without international [European] competition is understandable,” Allofs said.
“I think he has just chosen the wrong path in this case. But he’s still a young player, I do not ask him to be maligned.”
I guess Allofs fear is that if the fans turn on the player then they really will have no hope of talking him into remaining with them beyond the end of the season.
Draxler is still only 22.