Barry Douglas has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he would consider a move to Glasgow Rangers, although he is unaware of any interest from the Gers.
The Lowdown: Douglas is a Rangers fan
The 31-year-old spent last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers from Premier League outfit Leeds United, but he is now a free agent after being released by the Whites (Transfermarkt).
In the past, he has admitted to being a Rangers fan growing up.
The Latest: Douglas would consider Gers move
As a free agent, Douglas has plenty of options. While the Glaswegian admitted that he is unaware of any speculation linking him to the Gers, he added that he would have to consider a move back to his home city if the possibility were there.
When discussing his future career path with the Yorkshire Evening Post, he said: “It depends what opportunities present themselves.
“As a family it would be a lot more difficult [to go abroad] now, we’ve got a newborn and a toddler, Kayden is three next month, obviously we need to take that into consideration now. But we’d definitely be open to trying something new and getting out of the comfort zone. If it’s a new culture and a new language again absolutely. But if it’s domestic, great.”
The Verdict: Not needed
Douglas has had a solid career encompassing 320 appearances across Scotland, Turkey and Poland as well as in England. He has often proved to be a threat going forward, racking up an impressive tally of 65 career assists from left-back. Earlier this season, his attributes were described as “wonderful” by Tony Mowbray (Lancs Live).
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However, it is hard to justify the Gers making a move for him. Borna Barisic is Croatia’s first-choice left-back and also chips in regularly with assists, while Calvin Bassey is just 21 years of age and has plenty of years left ahead of him to improve. While Douglas could prove to be a bargain for someone, he is a player the Gers don’t really need right now.
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