It isn’t unusual to see a signing that fails to impress at their new club, in fact, it’s a common sight within the football world, but the case of Leeds United’s Ouasim Bouy is especially strange. Since signing for Leeds from Juventus on a four-year deal last summer, the 25-year-old has failed to make a single first-team appearance, and he must be sold this summer.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, as cited by Inside Futbol, Leeds United are looking to sell the Dutch midfielder. Bouy failed to make a single appearance for the Whites last season, and it’s evident that he should be discarded to raise funds for potential signings.
In hindsight, his acquisition was exceedingly curious. Despite being 25-years-old, he has failed to attain 100 senior appearances; he’s only amassed 92 games so far. Moreover, he has had numerous unproductive loan spells away from Juventus, where he failed to make a meaningful impression. The only club in which he seemed to contribute positively is with PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie where he scored four goals in 43 games over the course of two loan spells.
That aside, his career has been mostly uneventful, and the fact that Leeds have failed to use him last campaign is emblematic of their poor recruitment. He even failed to impress while on loan with Cultural Leonesa in the second-tier of Spanish football, where he only amassed four appearances before his contract was terminated.
The midfielder is recognised for his poor discipline and his inability to dictate aerial duels. While he does display impressive blocking and passing ability, he has failed to demonstrate his ability to contribute purposefully over a sustained period. It would be illogical for Leeds to keep him at the club.
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