Blackburn Rovers have made reportedly progress over a loan move for Leeds United defender Barry Douglas after talks were stepped up yesterday, leaving the Championship side increasingly confident of signing the Scotsman.
EFL clubs have until 5pm on Friday to conclude their transfer dealings with other English clubs and it appears Rovers may be set to complete a deal before that deadline.
According to the Lancashire Telegraph, the Ewood Park outfit stepped up talks with Leeds over signing Douglas on a season-long loan deal and progress has been made over the move.
It is understood that though there remains work to be done to complete it, Blackburn are increasingly confident of landing the 31-year-old.
The North West club are not the only Championship club to have been linked with the Whites left-back in the current window, with Watford also reported to be keen.
Douglas has fallen down the pecking order at Elland Road, with his only appearance this season coming in the Carabao Cup.
Reports elsewhere have indicated that Leeds director of football Victor Orta is working on the Scotland international’s exit.
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It appears Blackburn are closing in on what could be a fantastic signing.
Douglas hasn’t quite have the impact that Leeds will likely have been hoping he would since arriving at Elland Road but he has shown in the past just how good a player he can be at Championship level.
Rovers will be hoping that, should this deal get done before Friday’s deadline, they can help him recreate the form that saw him score five goals and add 15 assists for Wolves in the 2017/18 campaign.