That jump represents a massive leap in the odds from the French giants, who were listed at 20/1 this time three weeks ago, but have all of a sudden surged among Draxler’s suitors following an apparent change in their opinion of the playmaker.
Arsenal were the frontrunners to sign Draxler in early August, priced at 13/8 (2.63), having already formed a stable of Germans in recent years, including Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker, Serge Gnabry and departed Lukas Podolski.
However, a move to the Premier League and the Emirates Stadium now looks highly unlikely after Arsene Wenger’s side fell to 20/1 (21.00) in the market, having splurged around £50 million on Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez in the past week already.
From there, it’s a melee between some of Europe’s biggest powerhouses, with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea, AC Milan, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur each priced at 25/1 (26.00) to sign Draxler before September 3rd.
Los Blancos hardly need more wingers, although Jese Rodriguez’s summer move to Paris means manager Zinedine Zidane could be in need of more wide talent if James Rodriguez happens to complete a sudden move away from the club.
Unfortunately for Liverpool and Milan, they can’t offer much of the upgrade Draxler desires in his search for Champions League football, while Tottenham’s usual spending patterns suggest the transfer may be out of their depth.
What is SmartBets?