Leeds fans are still bemused by Ideguchi signing

Leeds fans have been reacting to the news that Yosuke Ideguchi was once again left completely out of the squad by his loan side Cultural Leonesa.

Ideguchi signed for Leeds in January after a successful spell with Japanese side Gamba Osaka. The 21 year-old midfielder earned rave reviews in Japan, and already has 11 international caps for the senior side.

Leeds have not exactly impressed their fans with their transfer window activity recently, and the signing of Ideguchi is becoming the most bemusing move yet.

The youngster has made just five appearances for the Spanish second tier side, who are currently fighting for their lives in the Segunda Division, three points adrift of safety. Some of their fans even took the time to explain to Leeds hopefuls why Ideguchi wasn’t playing this weekend, and it doesn’t sound optimistic.

Ideguchi was highly regarded in Japan, so his unsuccessful development stage in Spain could just be a bump in the road. He is expected to star for his country in this summer’s World Cup, so Leeds could yet see a considerable return on their £500k investment, even if they decide to move him along after the summer.

Still, Leeds fans have had plenty of reasons to attack their club’s transfer dealings in recent years, and the enigmatic signing of Ideguchi is becoming another failure on a long list.

Fans have been reacting to the news on Twitter, and some of the best reactions can be found below…