Rangers tipped as potential destination for Leeds United player

Noel Whelan has stated that Rangers could be the perfect destination for Leeds United full-back Barry Douglas, after the Scot admitted he was a Gers fan growing up.

Leeds has been Douglas’ home over the course of the last two seasons, with the Whites moving to make him one of Marcelo Bielsa’s first signings on the back of his promotion-winning campaign with Wolves.

Yet, he’s not hit the heights he did at Molineux and 13 appearances this season suggest he’s way down the pecking order at Elland Road; Ezgjan Alioski has been used as a more attack-minded option, whilst Stuart Dallas was the man in possession of the shirt pre-postponement.

Recently, Douglas confirmed he was a Rangers fans growing up, which has led to Noel Whelan tipping the 30-year-old for a move to Ibrox if he continues to find himself third-choice at Elland Road.

Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said: “Barry has not hit the heights since arriving at the club.

“He has not cemented down his position but he has not been helped with injuries along the way. 

“The performances we expected from him, the likes that he gave at Wolves have not been seen.

“He is a good player, there is no doubt about that but it has been a very stop-start time at Leeds. We have failed to see the best of him. It is a shame.

“The competition has been fierce – Stuart Dallas and Alioski. I would say Douglas is third-choice. He generated a lot of excitement but we have barely seen anything. If he is going to be third choice a move to Rangers would be good. 

“Leeds get some money and allow Douglas to go play football somewhere else.”

Previously, Douglas has enjoyed stints in Scotland with Queens Park and Dundee United, before his career took him to Poland and Turkey then Molineux.

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