In a rather surprising turn of events, Leeds United have been linked with Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler. No one really expected Marcelo Bielsa to be aiming that high but then again, it is in his nature to do so.
The Argentine coach is slowly but surely building a team worthy of competing in the Premier League and with the addition of the midfield star, his squad would be almost complete.
However, it seems that Bielsa has now suffered a heavy blow in the pursuit of the player’s signature as the latest report from L’Equipe suggests Paris Saint-Germain are set to offload Draxler to none other than Mikel Arteta.
In fact, the Parisiens want to sign Matteo Guendouzi and would then offer their player in return to get the deal over the line. Of course, this also means the Whites don’t exactly stand a chance in the race.
Arsenal want to offload Guendouzi anyway and the French titans are keen on bringing the 21-year-old back home. Seeing how the midfielder is out of favour at the Emirates, this deal should be more or less straightforward.
Still, nothing is set in stone and we will have to wait and see how Bielsa responds to this news. As of right now, it does seem like getting Draxler to Elland Road might be a task too tall for the Argentine coach.
But we should never really bet against El Loco and the transfer window can be extremely unpredictable at times.
Let’s wait and see what happens.
Even though Leeds are on the rise, it would be fairly unexpected to see them land Draxler at this point in time. Now that Arsenal are reportedly in the race and have the upper hand, it might be a good time to look elsewhere.
After all, there are other targets that could still improve the Whites immensely.