By Danny Mills

5th Oct, 2020 | 8:35am

Let him go - Exclusive: Leeds told by Mills to sell big name today after approach made

Leeds United should sell Barry Douglas today and use the money generated from his sale to fund other transfer business, according to Danny Mills.

The former Whites and Manchester City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the 31-year-old is surplus to requirements at Elland Road.

Football Insider revealed on Saturday that Watford have registered their interest in the left-back with a view to a late move before the transfer window shuts tonight.

Douglas has entered the final 12 months of his contract in Yorkshire and the club may look to cash in now rather than lose him on a free next summer.

The former Wolves defender has failed to make Marcelo Bielsa’s matchday squad for the first four Premier League fixtures of the 2020/21 campaign and his only appearance came in the EFL Cup exit to Hull City last month.

When asked by Football Insider if he expected Douglas to be given permission to leave today, Mills said: “Douglas is a player that Leeds can afford to lose.

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“He has never really settled or played an awful lot since he arrived. You look at it now and think that realistically, if they can get some money in for him, that could potentially be used on other transfers, why not allow him to leave?

“He is not involved. How many times is he going to play this season? Not an awful lot. He is only going to get game time if a player gets injured.

“We also know that Bielsa is quite happy mixing things up and giving the youth team a chance as well.”

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