£35m playmaker discusses Liverpool transfer rumours: It’s not about money

JULIAN DRAXLER has confirmed he turned down the chance to move to England in January.

The Germany international, 23, swapped Wolfsburg for Paris St-Germain four months ago on 24 December for a reported 42m euros (£35.5m).

And he’s since scored 10 goals and assisted one more for Unai Emery’s side.

Draxler was linked with Liverpool and Arsenal before moving to the Parc Des Princes.

And he’s now revealed he could have headed to the Premier League had he wanted to.

Draxler told BBC Sport: “You know we have been in talks with some clubs in England as well, but this time I decided to make the decision as to what I feel and what I prefer for myself.

“There were some teams that wanted me from the Premier League but it was not like it was very, very close.

“Football is about making decisions and that’s what I did. I decided that PSG is the best club for me at the moment.”

The playmaker went on to discuss why he rejected the chance to join Liverpool more specifically.

He added: “It’s not about Jurgen Klopp, about Liverpool or about different clubs from England.

“It was just my opinion that I am the best player for PSG at the moment – so that’s what I decided.

“I chose a great new step in my career because PSG is a really, really great club . They have big goals, they want to reach big things and that’s why I want to be part of it.

“I did not – and will not – decide my club just for the money.”