Arsenal fans have been reacting on Twitter today after news emerged that a potential swap could be on the cards between Julian Draxler and Hector Bellerin.
Reports this week have surfaced to suggest that Bellerin is wanting out of North London. The Spanish right-back is wanted in Paris by Mauricio Pochettino, reigniting interest for PSG from last summer.
However, rather than look for a straight sale, Duncan Castles has claimed on his Transfer Window Podcast that Mikel Arteta has asked Edu to explore the prospect of swapping Bellerin for Draxler.
The German is out of contract in the summer. But he could opt to sign a new deal with PSG before then, which would put him in the shop window and ensure the Parisian club get a fee or, as discussed here, a player in return.
Arsenal fans, then, have been reacting to the news on Twitter and it seems some Gunners fans simply don’t buy it. It seems that, in the main, supporters think Draxler’s contract situation will put paid to this rumour.
so we could get him for free and sell bellerin but we’re just gonna try swap them?😭
— 𝕝𝕚𝕒𝕞🥷🏻 (@afc1iam) February 24, 2021
this makes no sense
— ML (@xhsksh12) February 24, 2021
This makes no sense. Why would the player extend his contract knowing that psg wants to sell him?
— rom mo (@rommo2050) February 24, 2021
This is rubbish because Draxler is free-agent in June & Draxler is going to announce his next club in March
— Don Draper (@arsenalbarclays) February 24, 2021
This is stupid. Why would we swap for a guy out of contract and why would Draxler agree when he could get a signing on fee or higher wages?
— Saka Stan (@lhj192) February 24, 2021
omg…..drax finally gonna touch down the red carpet but he’ll be a free agent soon
— xdon_k£rmitx (@xdon_kermitx) February 24, 2021