Leeds United could well be going up to the Premier League at the end of the season.
The Whites strengthened their grip on second place over the weekend after beating Bristol City 1-0 while their promotion rivals faltered.
The Yorkshire club are now three points clear of Fulham with just 13 games of the season to go, and their strong position has had a number of fans wondering what promotion will mean for the club, and in particular Ouasim Bouy.
Promotion seemed to be on one supporter’s mind after United’s 1-0 win over the Robins on Saturday, asking Phil Hay in his post-match Q&A session about bonuses that are due if Leeds do actually go up.
In particular, they asked if Ouasim Bouy would be in line for a bonus, to which Hay replied:
“Good question and I suspect the answer is yes. Bonuses and pay rises are due to all staff in the event of promotion and his contract will be no different. It’s ridiculous given the fact that he is less than anonymous here but as the saying goes, that’s football.”
While it is insane to think that a man who hasn’t played a single game for Leeds will be getting a cash windfall if they go up, the club surely won’t give it a second thought.
Of course, parting with your cash unnecessarily is a bit annoying, but it’ll be a drop in the ocean when you consider the huge amount Leeds will pick up just for being in the top-flight.
Leeds would rather not have to pay Bouy, but it’s not a clause that will affect the club too much and nobody will be losing sleep over this one, particularly after his lack of action at Elland Road.
Since signing in 2017, he’s had loan spells in Spain and Holland which clearly haven’t done much to convince Marcelo Bielsa to use him.