Rangers have been linked with a potential bid for Leeds left-back Barry Douglas, with the 30-year-old being tipped as a potential replacement for Andy Halliday.
The Gers utility player has confirmed that he will be leaving Ibrox next month, and supporters on Twitter have been debating whether Douglas has the ability to strengthen the Scottish club’s backline:
A downgrade if we sell Borna.
— Paul Butler (@PB1872) May 22, 2020
A left-back. Since Halliday and Flanagan are now gone, we certainly need a good backup for Barisic. So a yes from me. Good if true.
— Bob Steele (@BobSteele55) May 22, 2020
Hes better than a back up. If we sign him I would imagine it would be to replace Barisic.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) May 22, 2020
Seen rumours about this would be a class signing unbelievable left peg too
— Dean Galloway (@deangalloway201) May 22, 2020
Hallidays replacement i’m guessing? A number 2 to Borna
— 𝒜𝓁𝑒𝓍🍊 (@Greegsyloyal) May 22, 2020
Decent player, watch Leeds a bit and is a decent shout
— Zepp (@zepp4321) May 22, 2020
Good player. brilliant back up imo but if he is intended to be a barisic replacement if he leaves then it’s a no from me
— Samuel MacFarlane 🇬🇧 (@SamuelMac05) May 22, 2020
I think he would’ve a great addition if this rumour was true. It will give Borna a challenge to be the preferred first choice, competition is always good.
However will Douglas be interested? That’s the question. But would welcome this addition if correct
— Neil (@n3ilmc82) May 22, 2020
Good player , step up from Halliday imo
— cdenger (@stephen78699262) May 22, 2020
Douglas is an attacking player and is more suited to a wing-back role, with his best season coming at Wolves three years ago, when he contributed an impressive 14 assists as the Midlands club were promoted to the Premier League.
However, his game time since his switch to Leeds has diminished, having made just four league starts this campaign and, with just one year remaining on his current contract, he could be available for a relatively modest fee.
With both Halliday and Jon Flanagan expected to depart, cover for Borna Barisic will be a major priority for manager Steven Gerrard and Douglas could be a decent signing.