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Bid reportedly accepted for Barry Douglas - How he would fit at Leeds

This morning (Wednesday 25th July), the news has broken that Leeds are chasing Championship winner Barry Douglas. Now, we look at how he fits into the Leeds United set-up.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Bet Championship
Barry Douglas in action at Molineux against Sheffield Wednesday.
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Barry Douglas is a Championship winner, Scottish international and now a has bid accepted by Wolverhampton from Leeds United. The wing back is a fans’ favourite at Molineux, with his brilliant and consistent performances bringing five goals and fourteen assists. The 28 year old has played in the Turkish, Scottish and Polish top divisions with Konyaspor, Dundee United and Lech Poznan respectively.

If Douglas were to sign for Leeds, he would be a seriously impressive signing. He knows what it takes to win the Championship and to have a successful and consistent team. He would bring quality and experience to a young Leeds team. He has proven a serious threat from wing-back while also defending very well. The Scot has shown great physical strength despite his small stature. Douglas is a set-play specialist having scored notable free-kicks against Leeds and Bristol City. In the same game at Ashton Gate, he hit the post with a free-kick and grabbed an assist from a set-piece, one of many. Douglas is fantastic with both feet and is very aggressive when on the ball, defending and transitioning possession from defence to attack.

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Barry Douglas challenges Riyad Mahrez as Wolves took on Leicester City during pre-season.
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Douglas creates bags and bags of chances from great delivery and exceptional creativity, he would be a perfect addition to the Whites’ squad. The Yorkshire Evening Post have also reported that Leeds have launched bids for four players in total, one being Barry Douglas as pressure mounts on the Leeds board to get deals over the line before the season opener at Elland Road on Sunday August 5th.