Leeds United might finally be able to rid themselves of a player who has never played a single game for the West Yorkshire side, according to reports.
Ouasim Bouy has become something of an enigma at Leeds. Signed in 2017 the former Ajax and Juventus youngster arrived with a reputation as a top young talent and was expected to work his way into the Leeds United first-team picture.
However, in the three years plus he has been at Elland Road, Bouy has not played a single Leeds game and Marcelo Bielsa has completely cast him aside as a potential option. Bouy has seemingly not even been training with the club at Thorp Arch in recent times.
But for two summers now, Leeds have struggled to find a buyer for the versatile Dutchman, who has previously spent spells away from West Yorkshire on loan with Cultural Leonesa and PEC Zwolle.
Now, according to Leeds Live, the club might finally be set to move the 27-year-old on.
The report claims that it would be no surprise if Leeds now pay up the final year of the player’s contract and send him on his way into free agency.
It is claimed that releasing the Dutchman from his contract whilst still in the Championship was more difficult than it is now Leeds are in the Premier League. The report claims this is down to the ‘intricacies’ of the financial fair play model in the Championship, compared to the top-flight.
Leeds United fans will no doubt be pleased if the club do get Bouy off their books as it will free up some finances but, realistically, it will make little to no difference to Leeds fans if Bouy stays or goes.
He has never been a part of the first-team at Elland Road and he will likely disappear with no fanfare next summer, when his contract expires, if Leeds do not cancel his contract early.