Report: Pochettino delivers Arsenal and Leeds transfer blow
The Daily Mail have claimed that Arsenal and Leeds United have both suffered a transfer blow after Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain agreed a new deal to keep Julian Draxler – with his previous deal expiring in June.
Draxler, 27, had entered the last two months of his contract at PSG, with the 56-time Germany international struggling to play regularly under now-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel. But he has been more regular with Pochettino.
The World Cup winner has now penned a new deal at PSG until the summer of 2024 – signing a three-year deal. The Mail claims that the deal to extend Draxler’s contract comes as a blow to both Arsenal and Leeds.
The Gunners have been regularly linked with the ex-Schalke and Wolfsburg midfielder while the report also claims that Leeds were considering a move for Draxler – while his contract was due to expire in June.
TBR’s view – Draxler would have been a very good signing
Arsenal and Leeds. His ability on the ball, driving forward and going past players is second to none – while he is more than capable of scoring and creating goals. On a free, he had the potential to be one of the signings of the summer.
Little surprise, then, that PSG have moved to extend Draxler’s contract and finally right what would have been a horrific mistake in letting the German depart. Leeds and Arsenal will have to lick their wounds, and look elsewhere.
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