Wolfsburg playmaker Julian Draxler has reaffirmed his desire to leave the Bundesliga club after being booed by his own fans at the weekend.
Draxler confirmed in the summer that he wanted to leave the German outfit but, despite the interest of Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool, a move failed to materialise.
But those comments appear to have made him an enemy among the Wolfsburg fans and they jeered the 23-year-old after he came on as a substitute during the 3-2 defeat by Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
He said: ‘I don’t think I need to tell anybody what [being booed] does to a person – it certainly doesn’t help you.
‘There’s no doubt it makes it hard for you to perform on the field.
‘I can understand the fans, though. They have every right to do that. I said in the summer the way I feel and I stand by that.’
It comes after sporting director Klaus Allofs insisted the player will not be leaving in the January transfer window.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Pairs Saint-Germain have been repeatedly linked with a move for the Germany attacker.
Draxler almost left the club in the summer before being persuaded to remain in Germany and Allofs has underlined their intention to keep him for the whole season.
‘It is wrong to think we are looking to sell him. We are not planning to sell anyone,’ Allofs told WAZ.
‘There is absolutely no reason to even talk about Julian leaving in January. I am convinced Julian will not repeat his comments from last summer.’
The 22-year old attacking midfielder, who can also play on either wing cost £30m only a year ago. Draxler’s Current contract expires in 2020.