Brazilian defender Douglas is poised to return to Barcelona this month to negotiate his professional future. The right-back, loaned by Benfica this season, has a contract with Barca until June 2019. However he is not needed by Ernesto Valverde and wants to seal an exit, though Benfica don't seem to want him either.
On May 13 their season ends with the final league game, against Moreirense. It will be Douglas' goodbye. He has not been counted on much by his coach Rui Vitoria. This weekend he could play his fourth league game of the season with Andre Almeida injured. He featured last week as a sub for the injured Almeida against Tondela. Then he started against Chaves and played the final minutes against Maritimo.
Douglas has not convinced the Benfica directors and now returns to Barcelona to try and find another club.