Aged 23, Draxler is one the best-known attacking midfielders in world football, notably for his dribbling skills, the quality of his crosses and his sense of putting the team first. After coming through FC Schalke 04's youth academy, he joined the prestigious Germany squad at just 18 years of age for a game against Switzerland on 25 May, 2012. A member of the UEFA EURO 2016 squad in France, the Gladbeck-born Draxler now has 27 caps, and took part in the Mannschaft's 2014 FIFA World Cup win in Brazil, a year before he moved to Wolfsburg.

With his two German clubs, Draxler totalled 153 Bundesliga appearances and 47 European games, including 34 in the UEFA Champions League, a competition in which he reached the quarter-finals in the 2015-16 season.

"It is with great joy and anticipation that I join Paris Saint-Germain, said Julian Draxler after signing his contract. For the first time in my career, I'm going to discover a new country, a new league, and I'm very proud to take this new step at a club which has become a benchmark in Europe and has signed a lot of great players in recent years. I will do everything to help Paris Saint-Germain win new trophies and continue to grow internationally."

"I am delighted to welcome Julian Draxler to the Paris Saint-Germain family, declared club Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. The transfer of this highly sort after Germany international reconfirms just how attractive our club is to the world's most talented players. He has all the qualities to play a major role in the club's project and become a fan favourite. With the signature of Julian Draxler, we are maintaining Paris Saint-Germain's extremely high ambitions, where all our supporters want us to see their club succeed."