Leeds fans are perplexed by decision to loan out Ideguchi

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…