It seemed like it was only a matter of time before Liverpool were going to announce the arrival of new signing Nabil Fekir from Lyon.
However, the transfer collapsed, causing the Ligue 1 outfit to release a statement confirming that their midfielder will be staying put.
It is fair to say that Liverpool fans were devastated by the turn of events, and now attention has turned to who could be the plan B option.
There are plenty of decent attacking midfielders across Europe, but there is one man who plenty of Liverpool fans would rather the club did not target.
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Julian Draxler, who is valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, has often been linked to the Premier League, but at the moment, he plies his trade at Paris Saint-Germain.
Last season, the 24-year-old made 47 appearances in all competitions for the French outfit, scoring four goals and creating 10 assists.
It is unclear whether the midfielder will move on this summer, but one thing is for sure, most Liverpool fans would prefer not to see him at Anfield.
Draxler turned us down to sit on a bench, and his wages are going to reflect going to that clown club, too. Not worth it for him anymore. Let him rot.
I’d support him if he came, but not without significant eye rolls first.
— YugioMane (@MichiganLfc) June 10, 2018
Draxler is even more injury prone then Fekir! A big no from me. Just go back for Fekir or smash the bank for Dybala/ Isco
— Jack87 (@Jack87LFC) June 10, 2018
Please no Draxler, only make good Games when the whole Team makes a good Game.
— richard (@RRRockefeller) June 10, 2018
Not sure on Draxler.. With the amount of games he has played at PSG his goal return and assists don’t look very good..
— Jamie (@LFC_Ranter) June 10, 2018
In my book Marhez, Thiago and Isco goes before Draxler.
— Jeff Lindqvist (@JeffLindqvist) June 10, 2018
Draxler is bang average. We already have a better attacking midfielder in Ox. I’d personally look at Mahez if we have indeed ended all interest in Fekir.
— Jay (@TurboManDoll) June 10, 2018
Draxler is so overrated. Would end up being an extremely disappointing signing. No thanks.
— KopRich (@KopRich90) June 10, 2018
Draxler is over rated
— barryrogers (@barryrogers6) June 10, 2018
You aren’t seriously comparing Draxler to Coutinho…..?
— Nick Husain (@HusainNick) June 10, 2018
Draxler? Oh no. Hugely overrated player
— Neil Stephenson ??????? (@neilsalmon71) June 10, 2018