Barry Douglas – Prolific wing-back leaves Wolves for Leeds United

Championship side Leeds United have completed the signing of Barry Douglas from newly-promoted Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Barry Douglas joins Leeds for a fee reported to be around £3 million and has signed a 3-year contract at Elland Road. The Scottish left-back becomes Marcelo Bielsa‘s first permanent signing since taking the helm at the club.  

The defender took to Twitter as he talked about his excitement to be involved in the club’s “ambitious project” and calling Leeds one of the “biggest” clubs in England.

Barry Douglas tweeted: “For every negative, there’s a positive and this case the positive being I get to sign for one of the biggest clubs in England I’m really excited to be involved in the clubs ambitious project and hopefully I can help bring success to the team and Leeds United for many years #BD3″

The Scotland international made his breakthrough with Scottish side Queens Park, before joining Dundee United. He later moved to Polish outfit Lech Poznan where he spent two and a half years, winning the Ekstraklasa and the Polish Super Cup. A stint with Konyaspor followed where he played in the UEFA Europa League, before joining the Championship victors, Wolves last summer.

The 28-year-old is a genuine threat from the flank. Last season he scored 5 goals and providing 14 assists in 42 matches in the Championship, delivering a triumphant first season in English football. His remarkable performances saw him earn a first international cap for Scotland when they played against Hungary earlier this year.

Barry Douglas departs following the arrival of left-back Jonny Castro from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan.

A statement from the club’s official statement read: “Everyone at Wolves wishes Barry the greatest success at his new club.”

Leeds United have already signed Jamal Blackman and Lewis Baker on loan deals and are strongly linked to Middlesbrough forward Patrick Bamford according to Sky Sports.

 

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