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Wolfsburg seal the deal with Schalke's Julian Draxler

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-09-01 09:51

Wolfsburg seal the deal with Schalke's Julian Draxler

German national soccer player Julian Draxler smiles during a news conference in Essen October 13, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

BERLIN -- German international Julian Draxler joined Wolfsburg from league rivals Schalke, both Bundesliga clubs confirmed on Monday.

At the last day of the transfer window in Germany, Wolfsburg reacted on the departure of their midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and signed Schalke's Julian Draxler.

The German international, who was part of Germany's World cup winning squad in Brazil, agreed on a transfer from his youth club Schalke to Wolfsburg after putting pen to paper on a deal until June 2020.

"Julian was our desired candidate and through the departure of Kevin De Bruyne we were able to realize the signing. We are delighted that he opted for Wolfsburg to remain in the Bundesliga. We are convince that Julian will continue to evolve with us," Wolfsburg's sporting director Klaus Allofs said.

Wolfsburg's new arrival made overall 170 appearances for Schalke and provided 30 goals and 29 assists.

"Wolfsburg is a new challenge for me. I want to continue to play soccer on a top level. Wolfsburg offered me excellent prospects and has an extremely strong team. I am looking forward to the Champions League," Julian Draxler said.

Both Bundsliga clubs agreed to keep silence over the transfer details. Nevertheless, German media reported that the "Wolves" paid 35 million euros for Draxler's signing.

Dieter Hecking's men clash with Bundesliga newcomers Ingolstadt at the fourth round in Bundesliga on September 12.

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