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Yosuke Ideguchi targeting January return to training

Yosuke Ideguchi targeting January return to training

It would be fair to say that Victor Orta has not had the best track record when bringing players to Leeds United.

Having brought in Marcelo Bielsa to turn things around in the summer, the Argentine reduced his squad drastically, which saw a number of players leave on either temporary or permanent deals.

One man that departed was Yosuke Ideguchi, heading to Germany to try and get some minutes away from Elland Road.


However, things did not go to plan for the Japan international, as he picked up a serious injury almost as soon as he arrived at Greuther Furth.

But the 22-year-old has targeted a return to action in January, which could help Orta and Leeds finally offload him permanently.

Speaking to Nordbayern, he said: “If the team flies to training camp in January, I want to be there and participate fully in training.”

The Verdict:

Ideguchi’s aims of being able to train in January is considered to be rather ambitious, however, he suffered the same injury as Patrick Bamford who has started to make a return to action.

The Japan international, who arrived at Leeds for £500k last winter, has not yet featured for the club, having initially been sent out on loan to Cultural Leonesa before his move to Furth this season.

The Whites will be keen to see the 22-year-old make a return as soon as possible and play his way into the side, as the German outfit do have a clause to take him of the Championship outfit’s hands permanently.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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