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ESPN FC Posted by ESPN staff
Sep, 8, 2013

Julian Draxler happy to stay at Schalke

Julian Draxler has told FIFA.com that he has no regrets about opting to stay at Schalke following rumours of a move to the Premier League.

Julian Draxler is one of the Bundesliga's hottest young prospects.
Draxler was said to be a target of Arsenal and Chelsea.

Arsenal and Chelsea were both linked with a move for the Germany international, but he ultimately remained at Schalke.

Draxler, 19, has revealed his reasons for sticking with the Bundesliga club, particularly citing the risk that would have come with changing clubs ahead of next year's World Cup.

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

"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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