Leeds United may very well be welcoming back Ouasim Bouy to the fold in the summer. As reported by Voetbal Primeur, his current loan club PEC Zwolle will be saying goodbye to the loanee this summer. It seems there is no intent to make the deal a permanent one. In fact, he was even given a farewell at Zwolle’s final home game of the Eredivisie season this month.
The 25-year-old is certainly something of a forgotten man at Elland Road. When Leeds snapped him up in 2017 there was a level of excitement surrounding his arrival.
This was a player once thought of as a future Netherlands international who starred for their youth teams. Juventus eventually snapped him up from Ajax as a teenager. He has since played at other big clubs like Hamburg and Panathinaikos on loan.
Capable both in central midfield or at centre-back, it appears he will be back at Leeds this summer.
He turns 26 in June and Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa clearly has no plans to have him in the first-team. Bouy was not handed a shirt number last summer and his spell at Zwolle will have done little to convince Leeds of changing that.
One issue Leeds have is his contract. Bouy is still contracted to the club until 2021. Finding a permanent buyer will be a challenge.
But with the club looking to bring in new faces, trimming the deadwood must be a key target of Andrea Radrizzani’s this summer. Bouy would be a good place to start.