Rumours are rife that German superstars Marco Reus and Julian Draxler are set to make the move to England this January, with a number of top flight clubs reportedly interested in acquiring the services of the pair.
Draxler has been heavily linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, while Reus is also a rumoured target for the Gunners as well as Manchester United.
But who would be the bigger success in the Premier League, and which player is more likely to make the move?
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby reckons both could be set to join himself and fellow German stars Mesut Ozil, Lukasz Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Andre Schurrle in England.
The 23-year-old Spurs man told the London Evening Standard: “Draxler is on the list of every big team. He is a fantastic young player and I think a lot of money will probably be spent on him.
“People say Marco Reus is in talks with everyone here so Germany have a number of big talents and the Premier League is very keen on getting them in.”
Reus, who has been in flying form for Borussia Dortmund this season, scoring six goals and providing five assists in 11 Bundesliga appearances so far, would no doubt fit straight into any of the Premier League’s top clubs.
And with Manchester United desperate to sign a new creative midfielder, Old Trafford could be the destination for him.
Although Arsenal have been linked with the 24-year-old, they already possess a midfield of strength, depth and high competition for places.
While Reus may be settled in Germany, the possibility of Borussia Dortmund being knocked out of the Champions League before the knockout stages could see him tempted by the lure of an English club that offers potential European success.
Draxler on the other hand – considered to be one of Europe’s best up-and-coming talents – is four years younger than Reus and arguably not yet the complete player.
A move to the Emirates could be ideal for the Schalke 04 player though, allowing him to develop his ability under the close eye of Arsene Wenger who is renowned for his ability to get the best out of young players.
“It’s good that so many Germans are coming to the Premier League, which I believe is the best and most attractive competition in the world,” Holtby continued, explaining why his countrymen are so sought after by English teams.
“German players are very dedicated and professional. It’s the dedication that makes them attractive to clubs.
“It’s also great to have other German players in London, good to speak a bit of German, and more and more of them will come. Every German player is welcome in England.”
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