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Welcome Ideguchi: How Leeds’ midfield could look in January

Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been bemoaning their side’s 1-0 defeat to Millwall on Saturday, yet remain in high spirits after a wonderful start to the season. 

The Yorkshire outfit finished seventh in the second tier last term and perhaps should have clinched a play-off spot, with a wretched run of form to end the campaign seeing Garry Monk’s drop out of the top six, and thus frustrating many Leeds fans lining up at the bar waiting for a return to the Premier League.

Yet, with how well they’ve started this term, they may not need to wait too long as new head coach Thomas Christiansen has overseen five wins from eight league matches, with draws in two of the other three propelling the club to the top of the Championship, ahead of Wolves on goal difference.

And although they lost at Millwall on Saturday, there remains a feel-good factor among the Elland Road faithful, and there could be more good news to come in January as recent reports from The Yorkshire Evening Post suggest that they are eyeing up a move for Japan international Yosuke Ideguchi.

The 21-year-old currently plays his trade in his homeland with Gamba Osaka, and in his time at the club has scored seven goals and laid on ten assists, three goals and nine assists of which have come this term.

And reports suggest that he could be linking up with Leeds come the New Year, and this is how the Yorkshire giants could line up in midfield should Ideguchi indeed make the move to England in January…

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