It would be fair to say Leeds fans are not particularly happy with the way their club is being run, and the enigmatic signing of Yosuke Ideguchi is no exception.
Ideguchi joined Leeds in January with high expectations. The 21 year-old Japan international, valued at £900k by Transfermarkt, was one of the hottest prospects coming out of Japan when he was signed from Gamba Osaka. His value is expected to rise even more after the World Cup.
Still, despite the understanding that Ideguchi was a signing for the future and may take time to adjust to Championship football, the decision to loan him out to Cultural Leonesa in Spain’s Segunda Division seems a strange one.
Ideguchi recently told Marca that he was having to adapt to the cold… in Spain. Needless to say Leeds fans aren’t exactly ambitious about the prospects of the 21 year-old enjoying the weather in Yorkshire.
Having played just 109 minutes for a team struggling in Spain’s second tier, one has to wonder if the youngster would have been better off picking up some minutes off the bench in the Championship. Some of the best twitter reactions can be found below…
More evidence of the muddled thinking surrounding club decisions on players. Radrazzani’s faith in Orta looks more questionable by the day
— Neil. Franklin (@_franklin220) 4 March 2018
Would have been better coming off bench for me at Leeds tbh not as if our CM are that outstanding at present
— Kenneth Roy Brown (@kennybrown1964) 4 March 2018
No sense at all would have been more beneficial him being at bury or somewhere… also what’s the point of Coyle still being out on loan when he would have started every game since end of transfer window!!! The club have made a right mess up all round AGAIN
— Damian Staniforth (@Damo_1983) 4 March 2018
It quite simply sums up the decisions made and the state of the club on the field at the moment #shambles
— Adam Cater (@cater_adam) 4 March 2018
Even if he doesn’t get anywhere near our first team surely he’d be better advised learning about and living in Yorkshire and meeting and training with his team mates for the next couple of months.
— Barry Lea (@LeaBarry) 4 March 2018
Always thought what a brainless decision. Orta is a menace to this club. We have another lad there as well who has hardly started since last Autumn. Nothing will progress at Leeds while this buffoon masquerading as a football genius is around
— mangelwurzel (@cheeno64) 4 March 2018
Absolutely ridiculous. He would have been better in Britain getting experience. Even if it meant we send him on as a sub each game. Our European players are struggling cos of lack of English football
— Kevin Hall (@KevinHa59768115) 4 March 2018