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Paul Robinson has said that the “writing is on the wall” for Barry Douglas and thinks that Celtic could be a “big draw” for the left-back.
Sky Sports claimed that Douglas was high on the Celtic shortlist this summer and the left-back has struggled for first-team time under Marcelo Bielsa.
Leeds have made a number of new signings already and YEP journalist Graham Smyth believes that Bielsa could let a couple of first-team players go.
Douglas signed from Wolves two summers ago for a fee of £3m.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “There will be a squad reshuffle.
“If Barry Douglas isn’t going to be playing then it will be a decision for him and the club. If Leeds are willing to let him go then his decision will be a lot easier. Celtic could be a big draw for him.
“From his point of view, you’ve got to look at what happened last season. Gjanni Alioski has played left-back ahead of him at times.
“As a player, if you see an attacking midfielder get used in your position instead of yourself, it’s not a good sign for the future.
“The writing is on the wall.”
We thought that Douglas would be leaving this summer after only making four starts pre-lockdown.
However, he started two games when the season restarted and put in two of his best performances for the club.
If Douglas is happy being a squad player then we think he will be a valuable player for Leeds in the Premier League.
If not, Celtic seem like a very good option for the former Scotland international who started his career north of the border.
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