Barry Douglas clinches Lech Poznan move

DUNDEE United left-back Barry Douglas has sealed a move to Polish side Lech Poznan after the defender agreed a two-year deal at the club.

Barry Douglas: Two-year deal with Lech Poznan. Picture: SNS

• Lech Poznan confirm signing of Dundee United left back Barry Douglas

• Two-year deal signed, with option for a further 12 months

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Poznan announced the 23-year-old had agreed a move after passing a medical.

The former Queen’s Park player, who has made 75 appearances in three seasons at Tannadice, was out of contract next month and available on a free transfer to clubs outside Scotland.

His deal also includes the option of extending his stay with the six-times Polish champions for a further 12 months.

Poznan’s sporting director Piotr Rutkowski told the club’s official website: “We like innovative solutions and that is why we decided to look for new players who are fairly unknown in the Polish market.

“We’ve been watching Dundee United for the past two years now while we’ve been looking for a left-back and I knew that someone like Barry Douglas could fit in here.

“The transfer has been completed relatively quickly because Douglas had ended his contract with United and he did not have to negotiate with his club, which often delays the transfer.”

Douglas’ new club are currently second in this season’s Ekstraklasa, the Polish top flight, sitting six points behind leaders Legia Warsaw with two games to play.