Leeds United’s forgotten duo Conor Shaughnessy and Ouasim Bouy are yet to secure permanent exits away from Elland Road as they continue to stick around the club.
The 2017/18 season is one best not talked about often, given the club’s underachievement both on and off the field.
Alongside the shocking badge redesign that lasted a day, Leeds’ transfer strategy left a lot to be admired.
Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta’s first window in charge saw them take a lot of hopeful punts, spearheaded by the appointment of the relatively unknown Thomas Christiansen.
28 names arrived in the doors at Elland Road in the space of both the summer and winter transfer windows, but only nine have had any part to play under Marcelo Bielsa, with only four featuring in the Premier League thus far.
Conor Shaughnessy and Ouasim Bouy are two of the names from that failed Christiansen experiment that still somehow find themselves on the books at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s arrival sparked an exodus of a lot of the deadwood we had, with those surplus players being shifted out of the club or sent out on-loan until permanent homes were found.
However, Shaughnessy has struggled for regular playing time with his EFL loans, and Bouy hasn’t kicked a ball for Leeds, and hasn’t been lucky with loan moves either.
The transfer window has shut until January now, and Leeds are seemingly stuck with these two players.
The Athletic’s Phil Hay delivered this update on the duo who are still miraculously Leeds United players:
It’s a shame that Shaughnessy hasn’t been able to source a permanent club in the last two seasons, given that he actually showed some potential during his stint in the side.
However, it’s frustrating for the club that wages are being wasted on players that have no chance of featuring in any competition.
Ouasim Bouy was highly-rated as a youngster and it’s baffling that his career took such a nosedive following his early loans from Juventus.
The sooner these two are shifted on, the better for all parties.