Ouasim Bouy’s name tends to crop up every now and then with the 27-year-old still technically on the books at Leeds United.
The former Netherlands Under-19 international arrived at Elland Road in 2017 as part of Victor Orta’s first recruitment drive in West Yorkshire and has since made a grand total of zero appearances in English football.
Bouy has been sent out on loan to Cultural Leonesa and PEC Zwolle during his time at Leeds, earning a combined total of 19 league appearances the process.
Since his final appearance for PEC in May 2019, Bouy has done nothing other than earn a wage off Leeds.
It seems Leeds have made an effort to terminate Bouy’s contract with them as on Tuesday, BBC Radio Leeds journalist Adam Pope reported that if the Whites cut short the midfielder’s contract last year, it “would have cost the club more than letting it run through to its expiry this summer”.
As I understand it, cutting it short last year would have cost the club more than letting it run through to its expiry this summer.
— Adam Pope (@apopey) February 2, 2021
Bouy is clearly more bothered about earning a decent pay-out from Leeds rather than furthering his own career so we’re glad the club has taken the brutal decision to stick to their guns and let the player’s contract peter out.
It doesn’t surprise us in the slightest.
At 27-years-of-age, he’s made just one senior appearance for a club that has actually owned him and that came for Juventus in 2013 when he played 22 minutes of a Coppa Italia match.
He’s clearly not a person who’s driven by playing football. If he was, he would have left Leeds long ago and found himself a new club where he’d actually pay.
Bouy’s deal at Elland Road finally expires at the end of this season and when he’s finally off the payroll, it will be a day that fans will no doubt celebrate.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites are in talks over an end-of-season swoop to sign this top-flight player.