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Liverpool leapfrog Arsenal in queue to sign Julian Draxler

| 18.08.2017

If Liverpool fans were anxious about the prospect of losing Philippe Coutinho, their worries may be about to be quenched with the rumoured signing of Julian Draxler.

The Paris Saint-German midfielder-cum-forward looks like he’s on his way to Anfield with our traders cutting his odds on a move to Merseyside into 2/1.

Arsenal had been favourites for the PSG man’s signature but Jurgen Klopp’s side have leapfrogged the Gunners – who are now 3/1 shots – in the last 24 hours.

It looks more and more likely Jurgen Klopp is about to lose his star but a potential move for Draxler will quickly appease any grumbles.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Liverpool fans won’t want to see Coutinho leave this summer, but the arrival of Draxler would certainly go some way towards cushioning the blow – and at 2/1, there’s every chance of a deal being done in the coming weeks.”

The former Schalke star has impressed at the Parc Des Princes with a number of impressive performances since joining in January.

The gargantuan-money signing of Neymar means his time in Paris could be short-lived, though.

However, a move to Anfield could suit the German international, particularly working with a coach he knows well from his time in the Bundesliga.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Julian Draxler – Club After Summer

Liverpool – 2/1

Arsenal – 3/1

Man United – 12/1

Chelsea – 14/1

Barcelona – 14/1




Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.