Everything you need to know about new Leeds United signing Barry Douglas

Leeds United have completed their first permanent signing of the summer transfer window.
Barry Douglas battles with Stuart Dallas while playing for WolvesBarry Douglas battles with Stuart Dallas while playing for Wolves
Barry Douglas battles with Stuart Dallas while playing for Wolves

Defender Barry Douglas has joined the Whites on a three year deal after signing from Championship winners Wolves for an undisclosed fee.

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Here's everything you need to know about the latest Elland road recruit:

Who is Barry Douglas?

Barry Douglas is a 28-year-old left-back from Glasgow, Scotland.

Originally a product of Livingston's academy, Douglas was released at the age of 16 for being "too small" and spent the following year out of football before being invited to train with Queen's Park after impressing a coach whilst playing five-a-side with friends.He made his senior debut in August 2008 against Stranaer in the Scottish Second Division and went on to make 65 appearances scoring 10 goals during his two-year stay before a move into the full professional ranks.

Douglas made the switch to the SPL, Scotland's top flight, with Dundee United and spent three years at Tannadice Park notching 61 appearances for the club.

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In May 2013 he signed a two-year contract with Polish giants Lech Poznan and during his three-year spell became an instrumental figure lifting the Ekstraklasa title, Poland's top divison, in 2015 before also securing the Super Cup crown that same season.

A year spell in Turkey followed after his departure from Lech in the summer of 2016 as he joined Konyaspor who he helped win the Turkish Cup as they defeated Istanbul Basaksehir on penalties at the end of a gruelling campaign.

In July 2017 Douglas was snapped up by new Wolves boss Nuno for an undisclosed fee signing a two-year deal at Molineux.

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The Scot contributed 5 goals and 14 assists in 40 appearances over the course of the Championship campaign as Wanderers sealed a Premier League return as champions with the 28-year-old a key figure.

Whilst playing for Queen's Park, who are the only full-time amateur club in the Scottish Professional League, Douglas had the opportunity to play full-time but chose instead to remain semi-professional to complete an apprenticeship as a a refrigeration engineer alongside his football career as something to fall back on.

Douglas was selected for the Scotland national side in March for the first time making his international debut as a substitute in a 1-0 away win over Hungary as he replaced Liverpool's Andy Robertson.