Barry Douglas will leave Leeds United on free transfer next month when contract ends

Leeds United will release left-back Barry Douglas at the end of next month when his Elland Road contract expires, according to the Mirror.

The newspaper claims the 31-year-old, who’s currently on loan at Blackburn, is not in Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team plans and will be made available on a free transfer.

Leeds signed Douglas from Wolves in 2018 and he’s since made 44 appearances in all competitions for the Yorkshire club.

He’s played 31 times on loan at Blackburn this season.

All the best, Bazza

We’re a bit surprised that it never really worked out for Douglas at Leeds.

Before he joined the Whites, he spends a season at Wolves, where he won the Championship title and had an immense campaign, scoring five goals and assisting 15.

Bielsa loves an attack-minded full-back and Douglas is exactly that but for one reason or another, it’s just not panned out for the Scottish ace.

It remains to be seen whether or not Blackburn will opt to sign Douglas permanently in the summer transfer window when he becomes a free agent.

Tony Mowbray has named Douglas in 29 of his starting line-ups in the Championship but the former Dundee United full-back has been an unused substitute in Blackburn’s last two fixtures.

It doesn’t bode too well for Douglas and a return to Ewood Park but there will no doubt be someone willing to take on the exit-bound Leeds player.

We wish him all the best.

In other Leeds United news, this Elland Road ace is Pep Guardiola’s number one target for the summer.