Leeds defender on brink of exit, as Championship duo consider late swoop

Date published: Wednesday 14th October 2020 12:51

Leeds United defender Barry Douglas is in talks with Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers over a potential switch, according to a report.

The left-back is yet to feature in the Premier League for the Yorkshire club this season. Indeed his sole appearance for Marcelo Bielsa‘s side came in the Carabao Cup defeat to Hull City in September.

Douglas arrived at Elland Road in a £3m deal from Wolves in 2018 but has struggled to nail down a regular shirt.

Now Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is holding further talks with Douglas in a bid to try and lure him to the North West.

Discussions may not be as straight-forward as the Lancashire club would like though, with the Daily Mail also reporting that Watford are also interested in the 31-year-old’s services.

If a move to the Hertfordshire club did materialise, then it would likely be a loan switch according to the Sun on Sunday.

The Scotland international played 17 games in Leeds’ promotion-winning campaign last season, 90 minutes on just four occasions.

The Glasgow-born man does have two titles to his name though, winning the 2015/16 Polish crown during his stay at Lech Poznan and earning a 2016/17 Super Lig winners medal in his stint at Turkish club Konyaspor.

 

Cantwell capture now unlikely

In other news, Leeds’ pursuit of Todd Cantwell looks to be in vain after Norwich City slapped a £25million price tag on the 22-year-old.

Although the window for international transfers closed, transfers between Premier League and EFL clubs can still take place until Friday.

Further to this, Cantwell has been left out of Norwich squad for the past two games, signalling an exit could be near.

He netted seven times in 40 appearances for the Canaries during their Premier League season last term.

However he looks unlikely to be moving to Elland Road.

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