Kevin Campbell has told Leeds United to steer clear of a cut-price swoop for Paris Saint-Germain star Julian Draxler.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Gunners striker claimed the winger, 27, is “not quite the same player” as a few years.
This comes amid speculation Leeds are one of the top clubs pursuing a potential deal for Draxler, who is out of contract at PSG in the summer.
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Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told Give Me Sport that “for sure, Leeds are looking for this kind of player” and “they will consider the opportunity” if PSG decide to loan out the Germany international this month.
Bild sports chief Christian Falk added that Arsenal have also shortlisted Draxler as they assess potential targets.
Campbell is not convinced by a deal for a player who would command huge wages.
“The Draxler we have known to see is not there anymore,” Campbell told Football Insider. “He is not quite the same player.
“Of course, he has qualities but does he change the dynamic of that Leeds side? Bielsa has been working with virtual unknowns.
“I am not quite sure if it is the best move to go for a bigger name who would command more money. It would change the dynamic so I am not sure on that one.”
Draxler has started just five of PSG’s 19 Ligue 1 matches this season and only 10 across all competitions.
The 56-times Germany international has played 150 times in total for the French champions, scoring 22 goals and supplying 33 assists.