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Wolves chief Thelwell defends Douglas sale

Wolves chief Kevin Thelwell has defended the sale of Barry Douglas.

Wolves signed 10 players in deals worth £67million in the biggest summer of spending in the club's history.

But there was frustration from some supporters when Douglas, who set up 14 goals last season, was sold to Leeds.

Thelwell told the Express & Star: "I can see why people would question it on the face of it.

"Barry is a top professional, a top person and had an exceptional and outstanding season – he should be very proud of what he did for Wolves

"Things change for a lot of different reasons – that's football. You get to the point where we have to do the best thing for Wolves.

"Players come in with different characteristics and it should be remembered that Barry had one year left on his contract.

"Hopefully we found a solution where everyone feels they've been able to move forward.

"Barry is now at the top of the Championship in a very big team and we wish him all the best – him and his family were nothing but a pleasure to deal with."

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