'Please': Some Derby fans desperate to hijack Leeds' Barry Douglas move

A young Derby fan buys a programme before the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

Leeds United appear to have landed Barry Douglas from Wolves - but why aren't Championship outfit Derby County all over this?

Manager of Derby County Frank Lampard looks on during a Pre-Season match between Notts County and Derby County at Meadow Lane Stadium on July 14, 2018 in Nottingham, England.

So far this summer, Derby County have signed three players who were heavily linked with a move to Leeds United – Harry Wilson, Jack Marriott and Florian Jozefzoon.

And it seems that The Rams fans would like nothing more than to hijack another deal that appears to be edging ever closer to completion.

Barry Douglas of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Brentford at Molineux on January 2, 2018...

Leeds’ pursuit of Barry Douglas came right out of the blue on Wednesday. And it seems that Wolves’ number three could be at Elland Road before the weekend, according to the Daily Record (live blog, 1.53pm), with the Scotland international set to undergo a medical.

Douglas was arguably the best left-back in the Championship last season and only Robert Snodgrass could match his tally of 14 assists. Blessed with a brilliant left foot and superb set-piece delivery, he is absolutely the man to solve Leeds’ problem position. And, in today’s market, his £5 million transfer fee is an absolute snip.

Though Leeds aren’t the only Championship side who endured problems at left-back last season. Derby too lacked a number three with Douglas’ talent and creative qualities. Craig Forsyth, the regular starter, managed just two assists in 2017/18.

So no wonder Derby fans are encouraging their club to act now and hijack what could be one of the summer’s best deals.

Barry Douglas of Wolverhampton Wanderers scores his team's second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Brentford at Molineux on January 2, 2018 in...

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