Leeds United would ‘100 percent’ be interested in signing World Cup winner and Paris Saint-Germain star Julian Draxler this summer, according to Kevin Campbell.
New faces are expected to arrive at Elland Road before the start of next season, as Marcelo Bielsa continues to perfect his squad.
One player who has been linked with an exciting move to Leeds is Draxler, with the Germany international falling out of favour at PSG and reports as far back as last summer suggesting the Whites are eyeing a ‘shock‘ move.
The 27-year-old’s current deal at the Ligue 1 champions expires in the summer and he is expected to be plying his trade elsewhere in 2021/22.
Campbell talks up Leeds’ move for Draxler
Speaking to Football Insider, former Arsenal and Everton striker Campbell claimed Leeds would be foolish not to at least attempt to sign Draxler in the coming months:
“You could say it is a no brainer for Leeds but there will be quite a few clubs interested in a player like him on a free transfer.
“I am sure there are clubs interested who could pay him more. They would have to fork out on wages if they really wanted him.
“If they can get him they would take him, 100 percent. I’m sure of that because he would add something to that Leeds team. He’s a great player.”
Transfer Tavern take
It could be that Leeds end up being blown out of the water by another club, but trying to snap up Draxler can’t do any harm.
He is arguably a world-class (ESPN) player when on top form, and while he may have lost his way a little at PSG – he has only made nine league starts this season – a fresh challenge could revitalise him, while still at a good age in his career.
It would be a sensational signing – he has won the World Cup, multiple domestic cups and three Ligue 1 titles (Transfermarkt) – and Draxler could be that sprinkling of stardust that Leeds’ squad needs, taking the team to another level in the process, as they perhaps look to push towards the European places next season.
In other news, Leeds have reportedly received a boost in their quest to sign a centre-back this summer. Read more here.
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