€45m Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea target 'scaring' his own fans

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Julian Draxler, a target for Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal, is presenting Schalke fans with conflicting emotions.

It's fair to say Mesut Ozil's early success in England with Arsenal has not gone unnoticed, with the player dominating headlines across Europe daily.

His sensational show against Napoli in midweek had onlookers purring, and wondering just how one man could transform the Gunners' fortunes so dramatically.

Ozil's goal was not the only sensational goal scored by a German on Tuesday; Julian Draxler of Schalke volleyed in a superb winner away to FC Basel, which you can see at the bottom of this article.

Draxler is the German pretender to Ozil's play-making crown, at just 20-years-old is one of the most coveted youngsters in Europe.

The youngster bagged 10 Bundesliga blows in 30 games last season, winning him an international call-up earlier this year.

The teenager pushing Julian Draxler into a Premier League switch

Draxler plays in a similar role to Mesut Ozil, but this has not prevented Arsenal from being linked with his services.

Manchester United and Chelsea are Premier League clubs which have been linked with signing the youngster over the past few months, rumours which persist despite him signing a contract extension until 2018 earlier this summer.

It was Draxler who re-sparked the rumours, admitting he only signed the deal to ensure he stayed this summer where he could play regularly to give himself the best chance of featuring at the 2014 World Cup.

His contract includes a €45 million release clause, meaning suitors must pay up if they want to bring him in ahead of next season.

It's a fee which appears high, but in context of his potential may be one which is considered good value if he has a superb campaign and goes onto star at the World Cup.

His superb strike against Basel was a step in that direction, and that is precisely what is concerning fans of FC Schalke.

Bild report: "Schalke cheers his goals, but make the fans at the same time scared."

The player even acknowledged the problem he was creating after his goal, saying: "I try to give everything for Schalke. With everything else, the manager must be having trouble..."

Boss Horst Heldt said gladly, 'In the Winter there is no drama', alluding to the fact there is no chance of the whizkid departing in January, but as Bild report, next summer there are no such guarantees - for the player who will have had his shot at the World Cup and admitted turning down huge offers to leave were the hardest decisions of his life so far.

Schake fans will be best advised to enjoy him while they can.

 

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