The end of outcast Leeds player Ouasim Bouy is surely on the cards. The midfielder’s current contract runs out next summer and Andrea Radrizzani will be relieved to see the back of him.
Despite being on a small contract of just £3,800 per week, it’s money that the club could be accumulating to save up and bid to strengthen their squad. The Whites are having a difficult time in the Premier League at the moment, coming off the back of two 4-1 defeats to Leicester and Crystal Palace recently.
Phil Hay recently shed some light on Bouy’s situation at Leeds, and claimed that “he has never even had so much as a look-in under Bielsa and never will” (via The Athletic).
The 27-year-old has never featured for the Whites, despite being brought in on a free transfer in 2017. Instead, he has been sent out on loan and cast into the shadows as he silently runs down his contract and accepts his pay check.
His career has taken a turbulent turn after what looked like an extremely promising future ahead of him. His agent, Mina Raiola, described him as “every bit as talented as [Paul] Pogba is” back in 2013. However, the two players couldn’t be further apart now.
Hay continued by stating that several people believe Bouy is happy to do just this. He has been described to have lost his passion in the game and is happy to just accept money for doing nothing. This outlook isn’t something Marcelo Bielsa will want rubbing off on his players, so it’s no wonder that he hasn’t brought him anywhere near the first team squad.
With less than 12 months left on his current deal, the Leeds officials will be counting down the days until he off their books and out of their hair.