The Scottish defender signed for the Whites in 2018 from their upcoming opponents Wolverhampton Wanderers in a deal reportedly worth £3.06m (as per Transfermarkt). Since joining the Elland Road club, he made 44 appearances, contributing five assists.
Douglas hasn’t played anywhere near as much football as he’d have liked in recent times, he made just 15 appearances in the Championship last season and prior to the move to Ewood Park, he was yet to feature in the top-flight for Marcelo Bielsa’s side (as per Transfermarkt).
The 31-year-old put together a farewell post and shared it via his Twitter account.
So how did the Leeds faithful respond to Barry Douglas’ goodbye?
Breaking me here Bazz! ? in a perfect world we’d be able to keep all the boys together. But you’ll always be part of the group that changed our club forever and got us back where we belong…many have tried and failed.Good luck and see you back in the stands soon no doubt. MOT x
— Kara Smith ?? (@kara147) October 16, 2020
— jon cockcroft (@upsndowns73) October 16, 2020
You’ve represented the club fantastically in every sense over the last 2 years and you will always be welcome back. All the best for the future.
— Dan ??? (@danm1919) October 16, 2020
Do you think Barry Douglas will be a success at Blackburn?
— Nick Powell (@nicospowellinio) October 16, 2020
You’ll always have a seat at elland road and you’ll always be welcome in Leeds. Good luck champ champ ??
— Adam H (@Intentz) October 16, 2020
Part of the the history books, never fully worked out for you but always put 100% in and as fans that’s all we ask ?? MOT
— ZEUSmot (@ZEUSmot) October 16, 2020
It’s clear from the above responses that many of these Leeds supporters are sad to see Douglas go. Although he has joined the Championship club on a season-long loan, his contract with the Yorkshire-based club is due to expire at the end of the current season so it could potentially be goodbye.