Leeds in “Best Championship Left Back” Swoop – by Rob Atkinson


Leeds United have had an offer accepted by Wolverhampton Wanderers for their attacking left back Barry Douglas. The offer is thought to be in the region of £6m with add-ons, for a player whose Wolves deal has a year to run.

Douglas had an impressive scoring and assist record last term, and his likely sale is not being greeted with enthusiasm by Wolves fans. It is thought that the player would add balance to the Leeds side under Marcelo Bielsa, complementing the attacking threat of Luke Ayling on the right.

Douglas is reported to be in talks with United over personal terms. Meanwhile, Leeds are said to have up to three other significant offers on the table for further unidentified players. Bielsa was known to want a full back, which explains the Douglas bid. He has also prioritised a winger and a centre forward.

This could yet be a very exciting transfer window for Leeds United, despite the frustration of the summer so far.

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7 responses to “Leeds in “Best Championship Left Back” Swoop – by Rob Atkinson

  1. king sniffer

    Oh, the rollercoaster of being a Leeds fan! Might not have to hide behind the sofa watching the Stoke game afterall!

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  2. Life is LUFC

    And now we can all relax a bit……I hope. If Orta/AR spoils this for a Ha’path O tar I’ll personally kick their backsides (well it is before 9pm and you never know if the youngsters are reading this). Watching the game through fingers covering my eyes may now be ditched this season.

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    • The feeling is that, if Douglas signs, it’ll because he buys into what the club’s trying to do. Three other offers on the table, so it could be an interesting time ahead.

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  3. He looks a good player Rob and by reading some of the Wolves’ fans texts, they are not happy bunnies at losing him, which bodes well!
    Just a mention of Paul Madeley, one of the most underrated players in the history of British football (outside of Elland Road).
    He embodied the philosophy of the ‘ side before self’ motto and leaves me personally with so many happy memories from the 60’s and 70’s.
    Rest in peace mate, a proper Leeds lad.

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  4. Uncle Dave

    As long as he doesnt turn into Jack Douglas once he puts the white shirt on.

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  5. Reality Cheque

    With Derby and Stoke signing strikers/forwards like there is no tomorrow Rob, I sincerely hope that your “sources” regarding 3 more significant bids on the table are credible and involve a couple of strikers, (and doesn’t involve a certain Carpi forward who is hardly prolific even in a far less competitive League), in order to take the burden of expectancy off of Roofe and the young lad just back from a 6 months injury lay off.

    Having read the Daily Fails interview with our new 49ers director, it appears that Radrizzani’s passion for getting Leeds United promoted impresses a lot of people but doesn’t, (yet), appear to have materialised on the Transfer Window battle ground. Fingers and toes crossed Rob that we are on the eve of our “exciting summer”.

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  6. Thinlizzywhite

    It’s not enough!

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