Eddie Gray comments on Barry Douglas move to Leeds

Barry Douglas of Wolverhampton Wanderers sprays champagne on Nuno Espirito Santo head coach

Leeds United signed the defender from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Barry Douglas and Ivan Cavaleiro of Wolverhampton Wanderers during their celebrations of winning the Sky Bet Championship on a winners parade around the city of Wolverhampton on May 7,...

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has intimated to LUTV that he is surprised about how easy it was for the Whites to sign Barry Douglas this summer.

Douglas joined Leeds for around £3 million [Sky Sports] after helping Wolverhampton Wanderers to Premier League promotion last season.

The Scotland international enjoyed a stellar debut for the Elland Road side in last Sunday's 3-1 win over Stoke City.

The 28-year-old, who started 38 Championship games for Wolves last term, finished the victory with a passing accuracy of 97% and won five duels.

 

For £3 million, Leeds might have got themselves something of a bargain, and Gray wonders what Wolves were "thinking about" when they sold him.

He told LUTV: "He's a good passer of the ball and reads the game well. When you look at his stats, it just makes you wonder what Wolverhampton Wanderers were thinking about.

"When you think of the price we got him for and his experience, played a lot of games last season so he knows how to handle pressure. I thought he had a tremendous debut for the football club."

Marcelo Bielsa's side visit Derby County this evening and another victory would be superb.

Having hired such a high-profile head coach during the summer, promotion is a must for United and six points from a possible six would certainly strengthen belief that they can do it.

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...

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