Ouasim Bouy could be on his way to Leeds United earlier than expected as Leonesa manager Ruben de la Barrera is considering tear up his loan deal in January, according to a report.

Spanish news outlet Reyournal has claimed that Leonesa are looking to bolster their squad in the January transfer window, but to be able to do so, they must show some of their squad members the door.

Bouy, 24, joined the Spanish second tier side in the summer on a season-long loan from Leeds after the Yorkshire side signed him on a four-year deal following his release from Juventus.

However the midfielder has found life at Leonesa very tough and has made just four appearances across all competitions.

Now, it is understood that de la Berrera could tear his loan deal up early to free up some of their wage budget for improving his squad in other areas.

Bouy is reported to be happy to leave and return to Leeds.

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Football Insider verdict

In terms of Thomas Christiansen’s first-team, the signing of Bouy was a pretty pointless one. The fact that he has had such little first-team football in the Spanish Segunda Division shows that he probably isn’t good enough for Championship football. Either way he wouldn’t fit into this Leeds first-team at all with the amount of depth in midfield. If Bouy was to return to Elland Road, Christiansen would have to get rid of someone else or try to sort out a deal for the Dutch enforcer to go out on loan elsewhere. It would be a good idea for the former Juventus player to get some experience in English football. Marcus Antonsson and Lewie Coyle have done well in League One in their loan spells so something similar for Bouy is an option.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are in the hunt for this Champions League midfielder.

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