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Draxler happy to stay

Julian Draxler has revealed the reasons behind his shunning a move away from Schalke this summer.

Last Updated: 07/09/13 at 22:08 Post Comment

Julian Draxler: Happy to stay at Schalke

Julian Draxler: Happy to stay at Schalke

Reports in England and Germany claim that the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea were both interested in signing the 19-year-old midfielder.

But the German international insists that he would have been risking too much to switch clubs and country in a World Cup year.

"The World Cup's at the end of the season and you always need time to get used to a new team," he told Fifa.com.

"It was not an easy decision. You never know whether you will ever get such an offer again.

"In the end, I followed my heart and decided to remain at Schalke. On top of that, I'm convinced I'm at the right club with Schalke.

"We haven't had a great start to the campaign and I was a bit disappointed after the first few games, but I think we took another important step forward after signing Kevin-Prince Boateng. We've got a strong team."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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