Schalke chairman Clemens Tonnies: 'We can't keep Julian Draxler forever'

Tonnies: 'We can't keep Draxler forever'
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Schalke's chairman admits that the club can't hold on to attacking midfielder Julian Draxler forever.

Schalke 04 chairman Clemens Tonnies has admitted that the club can't hold on to "super talent" Julian Draxler forever.

The midfielder was linked with a move to Arsenal in January, though the German club rejected all approaches for the 20-year-old.

"We cannot keep a super talent like Julian forever," Tonnies is quoted as saying by "It also wouldn't be fair to refuse players to jump on the train that is waiting for them.

"We are often talking. I told him he should stay with us another two, three years and that a move would be too early for him now."

Draxler has made 89 appearances for Schalke, scoring 14 times.

FC Schalke's German midfielder Julian Draxler looks on during a training session at Stamford Bridge in London on October 5, 2013
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