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Schalke Expect £60m For In-Demand Youngster

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Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt has slapped a whopping £60million price tag on the head of in-demand youngster Julian Draxler, according to talkSPORT.

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is rated as one of the best young talents in German football at the moment, in a superb generation of attacking players that also includes the likes of Bayern Munich star Mario Goetze and Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle.

It is thought that Draxler could be the next to make a big move, with top clubs from all around Europe being linked with him this summer, including Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

However, their hopes of landing him anytime soon appear to have been dashed, as Heldt insists the teenage sensation will be a big part of the club’s future, with a huge bid of £60million required to prise him away.

“If we were to get an offer of £60m then things could change,” he said.

“However (such an offer) is not expected. We want Draxler to be part of our future.”

Draxler became the fourth youngest Bundesliga player ever when he made his debut in 2010, and he has been a key part of Schalke since, making over 100 appearances for the club.

Schalke lost another one of their bright young talents in January, with midfielder Lewis Holtby joining Tottenham.

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