The signing of Japanese international and big star of the future Yosuke Ideguchi hasn’t exactly gone to plan for Victor Orta and Leeds United. After securing the signature the club decided to loan Ideguchi to Cultural Leonesa as he couldn’t get a work permit in England, he then got a work permit but we sent him anyway.

Remember Ouasim Bouy? Released by Juventus in the summer the defender was loaned to Leonesa after signing for the club at the start of the season. He was there to get fit before coming back to challenge in the first team. Bouy struggled to make the squad in the Spanish side and ended up coming back to England to fight for his spot at Leeds, as of yet he hasn’t made the bench and in reality nobody expects him to do anything apart from see out the season and either be loaned out again, sold or juts sit in the reserves for the foreseeable future. Yosuke Ideguchi was meant to come over and head for Spain to keep fit for the World Cup, as he wasn’t eligible to play in England. The news broke that he gained a work permit, but Leeds loaned him out all the same, questions were asked, if he is that good why would we allow him to leave on loan?

The proof is in the pudding. Cultural Leonesa are having a nightmare in the second tier of Spain, facing the prospect of relegation after struggling all season. Easy for such a quality player to get into the side then? Ideguchi was on the bench for the first few games, got on and started one or two before being dropped from the squad and failing to make it in the last few weeks. Fans of Leonesa are basically saying he isn’t good enough for the team, and that begs the question, if he isn’t good enough for a Spanish second division relegation scrap, how is he going to help us push for promotion next season? Japan have now left him out of their latest squad, so since his move to Leeds he’s gone from a key player in the national team to left out completely.

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