Former Leeds United player David Norris has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of the Yorkshire club making a move to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Norris had this to say about the German potentially joining Marcelo Bielsa’s side this summer, after being previously linked with a move to Elland Road, per RMC (via talkSPORT.)
He said: “Yeah he would be a good player for them and I’m sure he was spoken about last summer a little bit, but I don’t think he fancied it. He may have possibly thought with Leeds being newly promoted that it wasn’t clear what they would be like.
“After this season he may see Leeds differently as they are one of the big teams now and they have got a chance of doing something special so that might change his mind. I think it could have something to it.”
PSG signed Draxler back in the 2017 January transfer window from German club Wolfsburg for a fee of £32.4 million. Since then, the 27-year-old, who is currently valued at £18 million, has made 174 appearances for the French side across all competitions in which he has managed to score 24 goals and provide 39 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on David Norris’ comments…
Would you like to see Leeds sign Draxler this summer?
Looking at how many goals and assists he has provided PSG with during his time at the club, Draxler has shown that he has what it takes to be a useful figure in a top team which makes it unsurprising that Leeds were reportedly after him last summer.
Given how Draxler has only started 12 league games for PSG so far this season, perhaps a move to Leeds would make sense for the midfield man if he would be guaranteed regular starts in the team where he could showcase what he could do in the Premier League, in our view.