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Barry Douglas heads list of Leeds players likely to leave before Friday – TBR View

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Barry Douglas heads list of Leeds players likely to leave before Friday – TBR View

Leeds United managed to keep most of their squad together through the transfer window, with the club doing work to add to it rather than weaken things at Elland Road.

Big name signings like Rodrigo, Llorente, and Raphinha have all arrived for big money, while key players like Phillips, Klich, and Ayling have all stayed put in West Yorkshire.

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But like any club, there’ll always be a couple of names who leave the group and with the 5pm EFL transfer deadline looming on Friday, Leeds could well allow a few players to leave.

Top of the pile to lead any mini exodus is former Wolves left-back, Barry Douglas. The Scot is set to sign for Blackburn Rovers if reports are to be believed.

Meanwhile, Robbie Gotts is another player who could head out the exit door at Elland Road. He is being tipped for a move to neighbours Huddersfield by Yorkshire Live.

 

Wise move for Douglas?

In a nutshell, yes. The Scotland international needs to get himself out of Leeds if he values playing time and extending his career a bit more.

At 31, he can’t afford to just sit around and not play and he has players well ahead of him in that position in the likes of Dallas and Alioski.

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Blackburn is a smart move for him. He’ll play every week, get the minutes back under his belt and if he does well in what may be an initial loan move, he’ll earn himself a nice two or three-year deal at Ewood Park.

Douglas has been a fine servant for Leeds and contributed a lot. But the time comes for a lot of players and the 31-year-old will be on his way before Friday, without doubt.

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