Barry Douglas is set to follow Ezgjan Alioski out of the Leeds United exit door at the end of the season, Football Insider can reveal.

This site revealed on Tuesday that Alioski, 29, has agreed a pre-contract with Galatasaray ahead of the summer. 

The Macedonia international will not be the only full-back heading out of Elland Road, with Douglas, 31, set to join him when his out contract expires.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the club has no plans to offer Douglas a new deal and will instead allow him to become a free agent.

The Scotland international, who turns 32 in September, has spent the season on loan at Blackburn Rovers.

He has been a regular for the Championship club although it is not known if they will look to convert his temporary deal into a permanent one.

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Rovers signed highly-rated left-back Harry Pickering from Crewe Alexandra in January before loaning him straight back for the rest of the campaign.

Marcelo Bielsa came to same conclusion as Douglas’ former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo that the Scot is a Championship rather than Premier League standard player.

He had been hailed as transformative signing for Leeds in 2018 but failed to live up to his billing.


He suffered injuries and mixed form at Elland Road and had dropped to third choice left-back behind converted wingers Stuart Dallas and Alioski before his loan move.

At Blackburn, Douglas has started 24 of their Championship matches this season and been a key player for the 15th-placed side.

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