Barry Douglas has already confirmed that he will be leaving Leeds United this summer – in fact, he pretty-much did so last summer. The left-back is out of contract on June 30, and will officially be released. Now, a report from the Lancashire Telegraph claims Celtic and Rangers are interested.
Douglas, 31, was facing a summer of doubt over his Leeds future 12 months ago. He ended speculation over his future and basically decided his Leeds future by joining Blackburn on loan – where he played under ex-Celtic boss Tony Mowbray. He clocked up 31 appearances for the Championship outfit.
But instead of signing a permanent deal at Ewood Park, he is now looking for a new home. Blackburn remain an option, but the report claims that he now has interest north of the border. A boyhood Rangers fan, Douglas is attracting interest from both Celtic and Rangers – as per the Telegraph.
Celtic or Rangers an excellent move for Douglas…
Douglas has been a brilliant servant for us but as already confirmed by Leeds, he will be departing. The chance to join the club he supported as a boy will surely be enticing – but he will not start. Croatia’s number one left-back currently resides at Ibrox, in the form of Borna Barisic.
It might mean that playing for Celtic would be the better move for Douglas. The Hoops have waved goodbye to Diego Laxalt, who has returned to AC Milan. Greg Taylor remains the only option, but he has been somewhat indifferent since his move from Kilmarnock. A big decision for Douglas.
It remains to be seen if Celtic and Rangers are the only clubs keen, with Lech Poznan fans ordering Douglas to return to the Polish side recently.