Leeds United look set to confirm the signing of Barry Douglas today, with only a medical to be completed.
The talented full back look sets to join the Whites after a brilliant season winning promotion from the Championship last season.
The Wolves full back looks set to be surplus to requirements as Wolves continue their mega money summer with the additions of Atletico’s Jonny and Oliver Zinchenko.
The deal comes as a giant surprise, with the overall contribution Douglas provided during last seasons Championship winning season and becomes a huge statement by Leeds, who will confirm one of the Championships best players last season.
Douglas contributed 14 assists and 5 goals including a worldie of a free kick against Leeds during last season and will allow Bielsa the freedom from the back to finally implement his tactics.
The new head coach has struggled this preseason to create his preferred 3-4-2-1 formation due to a lack of width in the full back area. However, with the addition of Douglas and the form of Luke Ayling, Leeds finally have their wing backs.
A deal of around £3million is said to have been agreed and Leeds are more than willing to match, if not improve, Douglas’ current Wolves contract which runs until 2019.
With everything set to be confirmed over the coming days, Leeds will have silenced most fans with what could be the best transfer of the summer.
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By Ryan Ingham