Leeds United have had some hits and misses with some of their transfer business. Whilst Marcelo Bielsa has come in and brought some hits with him, last season saw a fair few misses, including Japanese international, Yosuke Ideguchi, who joined the club back in January. Phil Hay of The YEP has questioned whether he can make a U-turn at the club, although the fans aren’t counting on it.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 17, 2018
Ideguchi has 12 caps to his name as a full Japanese international scoring two goals in that time. The quality is certainly there for the young midfielder, but with two unsuccessful loan spells and a cruciate ligament rupture being the only eventful things to happen for the midfielder since he switched Gamba Osaka for Leeds United, it looks like his career in Yorkshire is finished, if it even started.
The fans aren’t going to be vindictive over Ideguchi and they probably feel just as badly as he does over the way he’s been treated at the club since he joined earlier this year. However, they’ll be desperate to get him off their books as there’s clearly no way back for the 22-year-old central midfielder. His current contract at Elland Road runs until 2022 and it would be a huge shock if he managed to see that contract out given how his first nine months as a White have gone.
You can read the Leeds fans’ verdict on whether Ideguchi can still make it with them here:
Simple answer…. no. He’s completely finished here after his injury has effectively ruined his current loan spell. Poor lad was on a hiding to nothing from day 1 when we loaned him out… despite him being eligible for the work permit. He’s had a nightmare year.
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) October 17, 2018
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) October 17, 2018
— jamie croft (@CroftLeeds) October 17, 2018
The international break is hitting you hard, Phil.
— The ER Boxset Owner (@mikeopinions) October 17, 2018
Erm that will be a no!
— Dunk (@DunkRed5ive) October 17, 2018
— Indy Bansel (@IndyBansel) October 17, 2018
The fans see no way back for the Japanese midfielder and will be keen to see him moved on as soon as possible.
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