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Barry Douglas and Robbie Gotts linked with loan moves away from Leeds United

Both were expected to go but the links are becoming more concrete.

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Two Leeds United players have been linked with moves away from the club today by Alan Nixon in that newspaper you shouldn’t buy.

Barry Douglas was linked heavily with Watford FC earlier in the week, and it now appears that the deal is likely to be a loan move. With this being the last year of the former Scotland international’s contract at Leeds, this could well pave the way for a permanent deal in the summer. Whether his permanent destination is Watford or somewhere else, we have likely seen the last of Douglas in a Leeds shirt.

Robbie Gotts has been linked with loan moves to several clubs this summer. Huddersfield Town were heavy favourites for a long time, then Swindon Town looked the likely destination having already taken Jordan Stevens on loan. Now, Charlton Athletic and Lincoln City have entered the race for midfielder who can also play both as a winger and a full-back.

Personally, Charlton would be my preference. Lee Bowyer and Johnnie Jackson were both midfielders and could be good people for Gotts to learn from. However, as Jordan Stevens has started well at Swindon and Richie Wellens seems to play good football that would also be a good destination.