Former PSG striker Julian Draxler has revealed that his decision to join Al Ahli SC was because of money.
Recall that Draxler, 29, made the move to Qatar this week. The 29 year-old Germany international moves to Al-Ahli for a fee of €20m.
Draxler has penned a deal to 2025.
However, in a chat with BILD, he said that he would also like to understand the culture in Qatar.
“I could now say that after twelve years in Europe I would like to get to know a new culture, gain international experience, be part of an exciting project and completely ignore the subject of money,” Draxler told BILD.
“Even if these things are true, I would be lying if I said that the financial part did not play a decisive role in my move.”
Draxler was born in Gladbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia. He attended the Heisenberg-Gymnasium in Gladbeck before changing to Gesamtschule Berger Feld in 2011.
In his childhood, he would regularly go with his father to watch Schalke 04’s home matches and since then has been a fan of the club.
Draxler was engaged to his childhood sweetheart, Lena Stiffel. In 2019, he started dating a French dancer and choreographer, Sethanie Taing.