Leeds United can have very few complaints about how their transfer window went.
They broke their transfer record, signed a number of international players, and brought in stars from Europe’s top leagues, but one thing that could be a slight issue is their failure to bring in a central midfielder.
It wasn’t for the lack of trying, as United were known to be in for both Rodrigo De Paul and Michael Cuisance, but after the deadline, it emerged that one midfielder United were reportedly in for was open to making a move.
We don’t know what lengths Leeds went to in their attempts to sign Draxler, but they should be ruing the fact that they didn’t manage to get that one over the line.
The German international is undoubtedly a better option than someone like Cuisance, he blows him out of the water statistically averaging more key passes, tackles and interceptions per game, while also being spoken about incredibly highly.
Draxler was a young prodigy once upon a time, being described as an “exceptional talent” at a young age, and you don’t get a move to PSG in this day and age if you aren’t a fantastic footballer.
The German could have come in and immediately taken Leeds to that next level, he’s got experience at the very highest level, he’s a World Cup winner, and despite seemingly being around forever, he’s only 27, meaning that the best years of his career may still be ahead of him.
Unfortunately, Leeds didn’t get this deal done, and it’s one that they should be regretting after hearing his recent quotes. Perhaps they could reignite their interest in January.
In other news, have Leeds made an error with one of their loan deals?