If the last two transfer windows are anything to go by, Julian Draxler will feature heavily in the summer's transfer talk.
The Schalke midfielder has been pursued by Arsenal for the last two windows. Last summer, it seemed that the Gunners were close to signing him, as reported by FIFA (h/t Ben Jefferson in the Express).
Then in January, the 20-year-old was again linked with a move to the Emirates, until Schalke ruled out a switch, as reported by The Guardian's David Hytner.
Expect Draxler to be linked to a host of clubs, but mainly—you guessed it—Arsenal as the summer approaches.
Bayern Munich are the latest club to be linked with the player, with Draxler quoted as saying in German newspaper WAZ (h/t the Mirror's Alex Richards):
Look at what happened with Manuel Neuer. He was 100 percent convinced that he would never join FC Bayern but, after having played as a pro for five years, time made him change his opinion.
I also can’t say what I will think in five or six or maybe even 10 years. And when you rule something out entirely and you end up playing where most people don’t want you to be, the outcry is huge.
It’s no secret that I have a release clause and therefore have the opportunity to consider what is best for my development every year.