The signing of Japan international Yosuke Ideguchi has been in the headlines for some time and today he signed the deal that will keep him at the club until 2022. The loan to Cultural is raining eyebrows however, simply because we could do with some fresh faces in the squad currently and Ideguchi is an international player who is coming very highly rated.

Ideguchi interview (

“My dream, my one goal, is to play in the Premier League,” said Ideguchi.
“I want to take this team to the Premier League as that will be a big achievement.
“This transfer to Leeds United is the right move for me and I will train hard every day to show everyone I made the right decision by coming here.
“I believe my biggest strength is in defence, I’m going to battle really hard.
“I know the crowd here like a player who battles, so in every game, I’m going to do my best and give 100 per cent.”
Ideguchi has joined Spanish Segunda Division side Cultural Leonesa on loan until the end of the season and spoke about his temporary move.
He said: “It is the first time I will have been playing in Spain, so I will try to learn new techniques in a different style of football.
“It will be a good experience for me and hopefully I can come back to Leeds and be a strong force.”

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