Leeds United had a great transfer window in terms of incomings, but there are a few players on their books that they would have liked to have gotten rid of.
Fortunately, the Whites are reportedly preparing for talks to terminate Bouy’s contract, and that is probably for the best for everyone involved.
It’s easy to forget that Bouy is even a Leeds player, he’s not played a single game for the club and he’s been seen more often in the Netherlands than in West Yorkshire these days.
Bielsa seemingly has no use for him, and for that reason, Leeds should give him the same treatment they gave another player who Bielsa didn’t want, Jean-Kevin Augustin.
Both Leeds and RB Leipzig washed their hands with Augustin this summer, sanctioning a free transfer move to Nantes as the legal battle wages on over United’s supposed obligation to buy the forward.
However, no matter whether or not Leeds have to fork out the money to purchase Augustin, they were more than happy to let him go and ply his trade elsewhere, and that’s what needs to happen with Bouy.
The Dutchman may well be comfortable picking up thousands of pounds a week for absolutely nothing, but he was once touted as the next big thing and if he’s to get back on track in any sort of capacity, Leeds need to cut all ties with him.
His former youth coach gave his footballing ability a glowing review, saying:
“If we’re talking only about football, the simple fact about Ouasim is that he was a very talented attacking midfielder. He was a creative player with a golden left foot.
“He scored tremendous goals but he had this great feeling for when to play the through pass and how to put attackers in good positions to score. That was his great asset.”
There’s clearly a talented player in there somewhere, but Leeds don’t want him, and he doesn’t want to be at Leeds, so the best thing for everyone is to just let him go in the same way Augustin was allowed to leave.