Tottenham Hotspur should nab Draxler if they lose Son Heung-min

Tottenham Hotspur should swoop for Paris Saint-Germain star Julian Draxler if Son Heung-min is called up for military service.

What’s the word?

Son was a crucial part of Spurs’ season in the 2017-18 campaign as he shared the goal burden with Harry Kane.

The club could be facing two years without the winger, though, as South Korean law requires nationals to do mandatory service.

Sportsmen who win medals at the Olympic Games or golds at the Asian Games are exempt, so after Son’s nation were dumped out of the World Cup at the group stage, his future rests on the Asian Games in August.

What should Tottenham do if they lose him?

If the worst happens, then the North London outfit need to recruit a replacement.

PSG star Draxler should be on the list of candidates as he also plays on the left wing, but can also feature as an attacking midfielder or more centrally.

Last season, Son scored an impressive 18 goals and registered 11 assists.

Draxler was not as prolific in front of goal as he only netted five times, but he did produce 10 assists and played six games fewer (47) than Son.

The German international has not always been the most settled at PSG, so if he was given a chance to be part of Mauricio Pochettino’s team, then he could potentially thrive.

Draxler – valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt – also has a winning mentality having scooped six major trophies in his career, including the 2014 World Cup.