Could Leeds United sell Souleymane Doukara after a single season?

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Discussing the future of a Leeds United player who has barely featured in recent times?

Leeds United have had a season to remember and it is not over just yet.

Three managers, up-and-down form and incidents both on the pitch and off it, life at Elland Road has been anything but boring over the last few months.

But the simple fact is manager Neil Redfearn has an impressive young side who are now showing what they can do with time and faith, and next season – with the right additions – could see the glory days return to Leeds.

But while the summer transfer window is usually about who may arrive, there are a few current Leeds players who could be bidding farewell in the close-season.

Most of those players will either be out of contract or heading back to their parent-clubs at the end of their loan deals, but of the Leeds players tied to the club longer term, who is the most likely to be sold.

It may seem a strange suggestion and not everyone will agree, but the player most likely to sold by Leeds could in fact be Souleymane Doukara.

The 23-year-old Senegalese forward may have only arrived at the club last summer, but he has barely featured in recent times, overlooked in favour of the likes of Steve Morison and Billy Sharp time and again.

For a time Doukara was a regular and he repaid that faith with seven goals, but he has featured for only 54 minutes in the last 15 Championship matches, and one wonders what that means for his future.

Mirco Antenucci has also often been overlooked but he has scored twice in his last two substitute appearances to prove he deserves more chances. But could it simply be a case that Doukara is not rated by Redfearn?

That is mere speculation, but there must be a reason why the young forward is so regularly snubbed; and despite his long-term contract would it really be a great surprise if he moved on in pursuit of regular first-team football?

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