Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has no use for Conor Shaughnessy, Jay-Roy Grot and Ouasim Bouy this season, according to LeedsLive.
The news outlet claims that the three players are on “Bielsa’s scrapheap” while Victor Orta and Angus Kinnear are keen to get them off the club’s wage bill.
However finding a new permanent home for them could prove difficult, even though Leeds would rather sell them all on a full-time basis.
LeedsLive claims that Leeds would be open to loaning out the players but only if the “vast majority” of their wages are covered by the buying club.
Shaughnessy might be the easiest to move on out of these three players with the 24-year-old versatile enough to play as a centre-back or defensive midfielder.
He’s in the final year of his contract and played on loan at Burton and Mansfield in League One and Two respectively last season.
Grot spent last term on loan at Vitesse in the Netherlands and suffered a serious knee injury just before the Eredivisie season was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As the striker scored just two goals at Vitesse and had that injury issue, it could be difficult to move him on.
Getting rid of Bouy will be the toughest challenge with the 27-year-old Dutchman yet to make a single appearance for Leeds since joining them in 2017.
Why would any club be happy to sign a player who clearly doesn’t care about his career and is happy to be on the books at Elland Road, earning money, without doing any kind of work?
He is probably the club’s most pointless signing of all time but at least no fee was paid for him in 2017 with him joining on a free transfer from Juventus.
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