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Leeds: Ouasim Bouy tipped for Deadline Day departure

Leeds: Ouasim Bouy tipped for Deadline Day departure

Ouasim Bouy could secure late a Deadline Day deal to leave Leeds United, according to Leeds Live.

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Bouy is one of a number of outcasts the Elland Road natives are looking to part ways with on the final day of the summer market for Scottish and lower-tier English sides, along with most major European leagues, after he was deemed surplus to requirements by manager Marcelo Bielsa.

Bouy had returned to Thorp Arch to face his uncertain future at the West Yorkshire outfit in July.

The versatile midfielder is expected to complete a transfer away from the Championship side before the European markets slam shut, with suggestions that the 26-year-old – capable of playing the holding role or serve as part of the defence (TransferMarkt) – could complete either a permanent or loan deal.

The deadline for German clubs is the first to come into force at 17:00 on September 2, Italian sides have until 21:00, while it shuts at 23:00 for Spanish and French outfits (Sky Sports).

Cashing in on Bouy, if possible, would be a significant bonus for Leeds, as it would free his wage from the club’s bill.

Laurens De Bock and Callum Nicell and are also expected to be sold or loaned out on Deadline Day, although neither are currently thought to have concrete options in place.

Eunan O’Kane, meanwhile, is expected to move on in January once the Irishman has returned to full fitness following a horrific leg break, and Conor Shaughnessy has been linked with a move to Mansfield Town (Yorkshire Evening Post).

Leeds have already confirmed the departure of one outcast, as well, as Vurnon Anita has been allowed to leave the club after mutually agreeing to terminate the 30-year-old’s contract.

Anita was believed to be the best-paid player to have been deemed surplus to requirements by Bielsa, but had no future at the club having spent last season on loan with Willem II in the Eredivisie – making 31 appearances across all competitions (TransferMarkt).

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