Barry Douglas played a major role as Wolverhampton Wanderers cantered to the Championship title last season.
The Scottish left-back cost just £1 million from Kasimpasa and repaid his price-tag with interest in his debut season at Molineux. His 14 assists were the joint highest of any player in the second tier; Douglas’s wand of a left foot and pinpoint set pieces creating countless chances for his teammates.
No wonder Wolves fans were shocked when Douglas was sold to Leeds United in the summer. His replacement, Jonny Castro Otto, had a lot to live up to.
But live up to it he certainly has. Speaking to the Express and Star, club legend Steve Bull believes the Atletico Madrid loanee has silenced anyone who dared question Wolves’ decision to sign him and shove Douglas out the door.
“(Jonny) has been fantastic and got his start for Spain against England on Monday night,” Bull said.
“A fair few eyebrows were raised when he came into the club and Barry Douglas, a real dead-ball specialist, was moved on.
“Jonny was signed and we all kind of thought ‘who’s he?’ He has certainly showed why Nuno was so keen to get him in though.”
Former Celta Vigo defender Jonny has started all of Wolves’ eight Premier League games so far this season. And the 24-year-old has been a revelation, even forcing his way into the Spain side and featuring in the recent international clashes against Wales and England.
No one is questioning the decision to replace Douglas now.
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