Leeds United must seize the opportunity to sign Julian Draxler on a free transfer if the opportunity presents itself.

That is according to ex-Leeds ace and lifelong fan Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Sport1 reported that Draxler will let his Paris Saint-Germain contract expire in the summer.

Draxler, a World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, is out of contract in June after five seasons in the French capital.

The 27-year-old has started just 12 games for PSG this season and was linked with Leeds in January by renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Whelan raved over Draxler’s abilities insisting it would be a no-brainer if Leeds could lure him to Elland Road.

He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “From what I’ve seen from him at PSG, I’d take him all day long.

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“He’s very comfortable on the ball, he’s got a good turn of pace, he’s got international quality. These are the attributes you need.

“It’s a free contract. It’s only going to be wages and not a hefty fee.

“If you’re looking to strengthen and to bring players in that are going to push us further, then absolutely. If he’s available, you go and get him.”

Draxler, who can play as either an attacking midfielder or a winger, came through the ranks with Schalke 04.

The 56-time Germany international later joined Wolfsburg before switching to PSG in 2017 for a reported £30million fee.

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