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Transfer Flashback: Barry Douglas to Wolves

Transfer Flashback: Barry Douglas to Wolves

The 29-year-old made his debut for the club on the 5th of August 2017 against Middlesbrough at Molineux, and went on to score his first goal a week later, in a 2–0 win away against Derby County.

Some supporters were over the moon with the club’s decision to secure his services, as they took to the confirmation on Twitter to express their delight over the signing.

Barry Douglas played for Livingston youth teams, but was released at the age of sixteen because he was considered to be too small. He spent a year out of football before joining Queen’s Park, where he became a first team regular, and continued to impress, which helped him secure a move to Dundee United.

He enjoyed a successful time of things in Scotland and was later rewarded with a move to Poland as he signed a two-year deal with Lech Poznan. Douglas played 27 times as Lech won the Polish league championship in 2014–15, and the subsequent Super Cup, before going on to make 75 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals.

His fine form rewarded him with a move to Turkey as Konyaspor snapped him up. Douglas reached the 2016-17 Turkish Cup final and played 45 times in all competitions during his spell at Konyaspor, including four games in the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League.

On the 1st of July 2017, Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo secured the services of Barry Douglas on a two-year deal. He made his debut for the club on the 5th of August 2017 against Middlesbrough at Molineux, and went on to score his first goal a week later, in a 2–0 win away against Derby County.

The Scotsman quickly established himself as a key first team member, and was rewarded for his hard work as he was nominated for the EFL Championship Player of The Month award for November 2017. Douglas played a huge part in Wolves’ promotion-winning campaign as he grabbed five goals and 14 assists.

However, Wolves decided to sell him to Leeds United back in the summer transfer window, which produced a rather negative reaction from supporters.

It comes as no surprise that some supporters were so delighted to see him join the club as Nuno Santo pulled off a masterstroke by bringing him to Molineux. His incredible free-kick goals and ability to whip a dangerous ball into the box will always be remembered, as he established himself as one of the best signings under Fosun so far.

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