Leeds United could still see more names leave the club this summer as Marcelo Bielsa continues to reshape his side.
The Argentine watched his team dominate and outclass Stoke City on Sunday afternoon and was pleased with the performance he saw from his team during their 3-1 victory.
However, one man may not get the chance to impress his new manager after Bielsa revealed the player would not be part of his plans.
According to a report by the Yorkshire Evening Post, the manager has cast doubt over Yosuke Ideguchi’s future at Elland Road after he admitted the midfielder would find it difficult to get the football he deserved at the club.
The Japan international, who arrived in January, spent the second half of last season on loan at Cultural Leonesa and would have been hoping to impress his new manager, however, it does not appear that he will get the chance.
“He’s a player who during the six weeks of pre-season worked very well and very hard,” Bielsa told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“I saw a positive evolution. But I don’t know if he will stay with us or not.
“Usually I choose two players for each position so they have the possibility to play. I’m going to be sincere. He’s not a second option in any position of our team so it wouldn’t be fair for me to say U want him to stay because I couldn’t offer him the time as a player he deserves.”
Ideguchi’s career at Leeds has almost been non-existent and things do not appear to be getting any better for the 21-year-old.
The midfielder would have been looking to have made an impact under Bielsa and would have been pleased with how his pre-season went, however, it appears he did not do enough to convince the manager to give him a chance.
The Japan international would be better off trying to find a club that would offer him the regular first-team football he wants, whether it be with a loan move or on a permanent basis.
Leeds fans – thoughts?