Celtic have been linked with a move for Leeds United defender Barry Douglas – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter have given a positive response to the transfer speculation.
Sky Sports has reported that the Bhoys are drawing up a shortlist of left-back targets, as they are looking to offload defender Boli Bolingoli following the recent incident that saw him break lockdown regulations.
The report claims that Douglas is “high up” on the shortlist drawn up by Neil Lennon’s team to be a full-back signing.
Douglas, 30, played a part last season in Leeds securing promotion from the Championship to the Premier League and is a left-back with great energy out wide.
He is a left-footed defender that has proven himself to be a classy performer in England’s second-tier and consistent for Leeds, but his contract with them is entering its final year.
The full-back is a set-piece specialist that has shown during his career he can produce great delivery into the box, plus he previously earned one senior international cap for Scotland back in 2018.
Celtic fans may be intrigued to hear that Douglas admitted to Leeds-based podcast Talking Shutt that he grew up a Rangers fan.
A selection of Celtic supporters on social media believe that the Leeds man could be an upgrade in their backline and a shrewd piece of business if they can sign him.
Here are some Celtic fans discussing Douglas:
I would take Barry Douglas at Celtic tomorrow. Crackin player ⚽🍀
— Andrew Murphy (@Murphdogg10) August 14, 2020
He’s got a cracking left peg he swings in a cracking ball plus he scores a couple of cracking free kicks
— John Doherty (@johnbhoy1972) August 14, 2020
Barry Douglas would be a massive improvement on Taylor. Massive. Get him in. https://t.co/eyjUyocRz3
— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) August 13, 2020
Agree. He is more suited to a LWB role aswel, his crossing ability is outstanding. No idea why Scotland have never really used him but he is consistently one of the best full backs at Championship level
— Tony CFC (@Green_Hoops67) August 13, 2020
Barry Douglas to Celtic would be a good signing. See how it goes I suppose https://t.co/har1TRl53F
— Seán Markus Clifford (@seanmarkus_67) August 13, 2020
He’s a very talented wing back,good going forward and would provide plenty assists.
— Run the show (@iRuntheshow1) August 13, 2020
Great with the free kicks too
— Patrick S Murphy (@PatrickSMurphy4) August 14, 2020