Manchester United are plotting a shock deal to sign Schalke star and World Cup winner with Germany, Julian Draxler, who had been linked with giants like Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Juventus in recent weeks.

Manchester United are frustrated with missing targets and the snubbing by Pedro to join Chelsea just added more salt to their woes.

With the transfer window in its last phase; Louis van Gaal now wants to secure the signing of a world-class attacker and have found Draxler as the perfect option.

And now United are set to step up their interest in the Schalke star, according to reports in Italy.

The 21-year-old is also wanted by Juventus – who reportedly made a £17million move yesterday – and was previously linked with Arsenal and Chelsea.

Julian Draxler is one of the best young players in the world and can play at any position in the attacking third. Draxler is primarily a left winger but can be deployed as an attacking midfielder.

The both footed player has a brilliant vision and flair and has venom in his longs shots. 

FIFA’s official website describes Draxler as “tall, fast, with a keen eye for goal, and an exceptional talent in one-on-one situations from his regular position as a left-sided attacking midfielder.”

Draxler made his Bundesliga debut for Schalke aged 17 in January 2011, and in May of that year scored the first goal as the side won the DFB-Pokal Final. A full international since 2012, he was part of the German side which won the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Draxler has a total of 169 appearances for Schalke at such young age and found the net 30 times by assisting 29.

Draxler also has 15 international appearances for Germany national team and scored once and holds a key place for their future according to Joachim Loew.

He had an injury stricken last season and is determined to do well this season and stay fit. In 2013-14, he was a part of Bundesliga Team of the Year and was awarded Bundesliga Young Player of the Year.

If Manchester United can sign Julian Draxler, it would be their sixth signing of the summer.

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