Date: 27th June 2019 at 7:30am
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Tottenham have been loosely linked with Julian Draxler for some time, with the German international often named as a potential replacement for Christian Eriksen. Spurs should avoid matching his £35.9m asking price, however, as the £90k-per-week Paris Saint-Germain player isn’t good enough to fill the shoes of the Dane.

Draxler joined PSG from Vfl Wolfsburg in January 2017 and has gone on to make 118 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 45 goals. Despite a decent return, the 25-year-old hasn’t been as prolific in Ligue 1 and may not be up to the level required to aid Tottenham in their push for silverware next season.

In the last six years, Draxler has failed to score more than five league goals or make more than seven assists in one campaign. Eriksen, by contrast, hasn’t scored fewer than six league goals or made less than eight assists in a season since he joined Tottenham in 2013.

Draxler’s been particularly short of form in 2019 too. The German’s last league goal came against Olympique Marseille on October 28, 2018 and he’s made only three assists since January 2019. As a result, Mauricio Pochettino may have to turn his attentions elsewhere to find the ideal replacement for Eriksen.

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