Like many fans over the past few years, I've never been for or against Doukara playing for Leeds, but with new additions at the club, is his career at Leeds almost over?
'The Duke' has shown both good and bad over his three year stay at the club and like any player that pulls on the white shirt, if you play bad people will speak out or if you play good, people will compare you to Messi.
However, Doukara has hardly been seen during this summers preseason and at this time doesn't look like a player that will be at Leeds after the transfer window slams shut come September.
Doukaras goal against Nottingham Forest will go down as one of the greatest goals I have personally seen at Elland Road, along with Sol Bambas similar goal against Wolves in April last year and Bradley Johnsons belter against Arsenal.
But when it comes to his individual performance Doukara really is a mixed bag. I myself seem to float between asking him to be thrown on the field on occasions and then complaining he's in the team a few weeks later.
The main difference is when he is dropped, the next game he plays an absolute stormer and this has been the case for his entire career at Leeds.
Doukara was a main forward during Neil Redfearns spell in charge of the club, bringing goals and a good partnership with Mirco Antenucci to a struggling team at the time. He then dropped out of the side for some time and rumours were rife that he would not be part of Garry Monk's plans. This however changed last season as the forward was trained into a new position as a left sided winger, to which he pulled out some fantastic displays.
With Leeds now signing Ezgjan Alioski and making the permanent signing of Hadi Sacko though, it looks unlikely that Doukara will be given a second stab at that position. The 25-year old could also struggle with being an option upfront with Chris Wood, Marcus Antonsson should he stay and new signing Caleb Ekuban all above him in the pecking order.
I'm a massive fan of Doukaras bullying display against defenders because full backs just don't know how to deal with him and on a lot of occasions, land on their a***.
I'd love to see him become a mainstay in the squad and at 25-years old I do think that Doukara can break the glass ceiling and become a player that can challenge at the top of the Championship table, maybe even higher.
However, I'm unsure of how much game time Doukara will get at Leeds this season and with a severe threat to his career ahead of him, he may be set for the exit door.
The best option for me would be to loan the forward out for a season in England to monitor his performance. Should he be consistent and show his worth extend his deal and give him a run out.
With only 12 months left on his deal though, Leeds will need to decide quickly what the best course of action for the talented brute is.
By Ryan Ingham
If for some reason you haven't seen Doukara's goal of the season strike against Forest, here's a link from WALMOT's twitter page;