Confusion reigned on social media today as Belgian side K.A.S Eupen announced that they have loaned Yuta Toyokawa from Leeds United for the remainder of the season. The issue here is that nobody at Leeds has said there is a deal to sign the player in the first place, and have now said they haven’t signed him.
The confusion started when a tweet from the Belgian club said that Leeds had loaned Leeds player Toyokawa after he had joined the club from Fagiono Okayama on a permanent basis. It seems very strange that the club haven’t said a word on this signing at all, especially after announcing the signing of Yosuke Ideguchi only yesterday morning, subject to a medical. I’m sure the club will have to announce something if he has signed for the club, and there is no real reason not to announce it if this is the case. I can’t really say much about the player because I haven’t heard of him and getting info seems a bit pointless because as far as we are aware we haven’t actually signed him.
Leeds have already signed Aapo Halme from Helsinki for £500k and Yosuke Ideguchi for the same price. Ideguchi is heading out on loan to Cultural and Halme is expected to join up with the under 23’s with a view to linking up the first-team in the coming months. Laurens De Bock is the latest player to be linked with a move to the club, more than that really reports in Belgium suggesting Leeds have agreed personal terms with the player and the fee is now being negotiated. The club said it would be a quiet month but realistically we need some players for the first-team. Updates on Yoyokawa if and when they come.