Leeds turn their attention to PSG ace Julian Draxler

09 Sep 2020 08:10 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Wednesday 9th September, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Leeds turn their attention to PSG ace, following De Paul snub

Soccer Media sources have announced that Leeds have turned their attention to German International Julian Draxler following a €35 million bid for Rodrigo De Paul being knocked back. The West Yorkshire club believe Udinese have moved the goal posts, due to the added attention their star midfielder has attained since being linked to a move to Elland Road. Udinese have now told Leeds they want €40m for De Pauls services!

Attacking midfielder Draxler, 26 year old has netted 11 times in 89 appearances for French giants PSG since his transfer from Wolfsberg two seasons ago. Although he hasn't set the World alight at Le Parc des Princes, the fact he has already amassed over 50 caps for Germany tells you how highly though of, he is! Prising Draxler away from Paris won't be easy. He has already rejected approaches from the Bundesliga saying he doesn't want to leave the French capital!

Lambs to the slaughter at the Crown Ground

Leeds fans took to social media last night to criticise Bielsa's last minute decision to play their U18 team against League 1 opposition Accrington Stanley in the EFL Trophy last night.

Originally, the much more experienced U23's were due to play, but Bielsa took the decision that maximising first team training was more important, and with an in-house game planned for today, the Argentine would need the majority of the U23's. Unfortunately, this meant that the U18's were sent out like 'lambs to the slaughter' and whilst many players would have benefitted in one way or another a 7-0 scoreline never looks good!!!

Is anyone concerned about the lack of first team preparation?

Zagreb want £23 million for their star defender

Leeds have submitted an improved offer for Dinamo Zagreb's star defender Josko Gvardiol. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have already been knocked back once by the Croatian outfit, but Leeds have now upped their bid to 20m, with a 20% sell on clause. Zagreb have told Leeds, if they go up to £23 million, the player is theirs!

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Scoobychief wrote on 11 Sep 2020 08:09 am

we coudnt afford him or his wages, probably go to arsenal with a swap for geundouzi

Cjay wrote on 10 Sep 2020 10:14 pm

JackGiles wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:08 pm PSG beaten tonight by Lens 1-0. 8 players quarantined for PSG incl Mbappe and Neymar, no sign of Draxler, not even on subs bench. Does this mean we signed him??????????????
PSG are desperate for him to go so they can get some money for him (contract runs out next summer).

So no id just say that is PSG making a point.

Thing is Draxler knows that he will make more money going on a free next summer than he will going now so he is holding firm.

Not sure i like that attitude tbh and he is very injury prone, quality when fit though.

JackGiles wrote on 10 Sep 2020 10:08 pm

PSG beaten tonight by Lens 1-0. 8 players quarantined for PSG incl Mbappe and Neymar, no sign of Draxler, not even on subs bench. Does this mean we signed him??????????????

JackGiles wrote on 09 Sep 2020 05:52 pm


Couldn't have put it better myself! When Juve decide they don't want him and Zagreb get knocked out of Champions League, next round. They will be back to Leeds asking to do business at a much lower price. The question then will be 1) Will we be bothered to take them. We will get to call the shots

mothbanquet wrote on 09 Sep 2020 04:23 pm

andrewjohnsmith wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:50 pm The U-18s were a poor victim of the calendar right now. Internationals should have been played 2 weeks earlier, or not at all.
Exactly. They'll be fine, this won't be the first hiding any of them have had and it won't be the last. The team selection was an aberration for the exact reason you gave and they'd have known that going in. I think the fans care more about the result than they will have done.

Incidentally, Villa's U21s got spanked 8-1.