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Yosuke Ideguchi may have a future at Leeds beyond the summer

Yosuke Ideguchi may have a future at Leeds beyond the summer

Leeds United have been busy in the transfer market this summer as Marcelo Bielsa looks to prepare his side for the upcoming Championship season.

The Argentine is expected to work his squad hard over the course of the campaign as he wants to b able to guide the team to the Premier League and has already been making a number of decisions about his players.

Bielsa ran the rule over the current team and decided who he wanted to keep and who he wanted the club to offload this summer, although he also had another group of players that he had not made a final decision about.

One of those men was Yosuke Ideguchi, however, his future at Elland Road appeared to be in doubt recently when it was spotted that he had not been handed a squad number for the upcoming season.

However, an eagle-eyed Twitter user had noticed that the Japan international was listed on the club’s official website as number 16 when they looked to purchase the new home kit.

The Verdict:

It would appear strange that Ideguchi did not receive a number in the official squad list that was released by the club, but has a number available if fans want to have his name on their shirt.

The Japanese midfielder joined the club last January, however, he was shipped out to Spain and joined up with Cultural Leonesa, but he struggled to make an impact.

The former Gamba Osaka player will be hoping he gets the chance to impress Bielsa at Leeds this season, although it remains to be seen if he does indeed have the number 16 shirt or not.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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