Unwanted by PSG, Julian Draxler was one of the players to leave the club last summer. At the end of the transfer window, an agreement was finally reached with Benfica Lisbon for a loan. Crowned champion of Portugal with the Lisbon club, the German international will have had a great season, but only collectively. Too often injured, Draxler apologized to the supporters.
Last summer, when the PSG decided to appoint Luis Campos in place of Leonardo, one of the priorities was to make room in the Parisian workforce in order to free up the payroll. And the Portuguese sports adviser did not take this mission lightly. Many players have gone on loan, this is particularly the case of Julian Draxler. Arrived at PSG in 2016, the German international had started well but he had been nothing more than a luxury joker in recent seasons, a role that did not suit anyone.
Julian Draxler has only played 18 games
Loaned to Benfica Lisbon, Julian Draxler had everything to restart the machine. Except the physical condition… Injured on numerous occasions, the German attacking midfielder will only have played 18 games in all competitions, a record far too meager for the PSG can hope to part with it. Crowned champion of Portugal with the quarter-finalist of this Champions League, Julian Draxler sent a poignant message to the Lisbon supporters he is about to leave.
PSG want to get rid of it, good news for the transfer window https://t.co/dmWykHjaLD pic.twitter.com/1WYh1EKPv5
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“My injuries prevented me from contributing more”
“ I apologize to the supporters. My injuries prevented me from contributing more. This club is fantastic, I have won many championships, but this one is different and has a different flavor. I had a great experience, everyone was great with me. You can all be proud of your club. I like Benfica. This club will stay in my head “, dropped the player on loan from PSG in comments relayed by RMC Sports.