Report: Bristol want to sign exit-bound Leeds defender Barry Douglas
Bristol City have joined several other clubs in the race to sign exit-bound Leeds United defender Barry Douglas this summer.
According to Sky Sports Transfer Centre (11/06; 14:24), Bristol City will be looking to sign the Englishman as they look to replace the relapsed Tommy Rowe in the transfer window.
Douglas, 31, is out of contract at Elland Road, and the Whites will not be extending his deal at the club.
Since moving to the Yorkshire outfit in 2018, Douglas played in 42 Championship games for the Whites and had a key role in helping them secure promotion last season.
However, he did not stay on for their Premier League campaign and was instead loaned out to Blackburn Rovers – who are also keen on signing him.
He is unlikely to consider a move abroad which would rule out the American clubs vying for his services along with Turkish giants Istanbul Basaksehir.
However, Celtic and Rangers are both keen on the player and could look to sign him on a free transfer. [Lancashire Telegraph]
Served us with dignity
Barry Douglas has been an underrated yet ever so efficient part of the two-year journey that achieved promotion under Bielsa’s stewardship.
The 31-year-old impressed the Argentine who decided to bring him from Wolves and make him our first-choice left-back.
In the season before he joined Leeds, he had 19 goal involvements, and despite his numbers reducing since his move, he still delivered whenever he was called upon.
He remained one of the better left-backs in the division, but the Premier League was a step too high for him and he was rightly sent out on loan this past season at Ewood Park.
Douglas has had his fair share of good performances for the Rovers for them to be keen on signing him permanently and it will be interesting to see where he ends up this summer.
He’s undoubtedly got plenty left in the tank to be an influential player for another team and we hope he does well wherever he goes.
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