Yosuke Ideguchi has been left out of the Japan squad for the upcoming international break, and Leeds fans are angry at the club for what seems like another disaster signing.
Ideguchi was signed from Japanese side Gamba Osaka in January. The 21-year-old was immediately loaned out to second tier Spanish side Cultural Leonesa, but has barely played for the club.
The midfielder was extremely highly regarded in Japan, having played through their international youth teams before earning 11 caps for the senior side. Still, his career seems to have gone downhill quickly since signing with Leeds.
His loan spell in Spain has been a complete disaster, making just five league appearances for Cultural Leonesa, a side that is battling relegation in Spain’s Segunda Division.
The 21 year-old was expected to star for Japan at this summer’s World Cup, meaning even if it didn’t work out at Leeds the club could move him along for a tidy profit. This has all been thrown up in the air by his exclusion from the latest Japan squad, and it’s starting to look like another name to add to the list of failed Leeds signings.
Leeds fans have been reacting to the news on Twitter, and “disappointed but not surprised” is probably the best way to sum up the mood.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
We’ve wrecked his career and he hasnt even played for us yet! Remarkable even by our standards!
— Oliver Edwards (@OliverEdwards19) March 15, 2018
We've been catfished, did he ever play for Japan? Are Gamba Osaka a real team? Is he George Weah's cousin?
— Dan (@lufc_dan) March 15, 2018
He must be quite annoyed. He would have been better staying in J League then trusting the Orta plan to condition him for life at #lufc in the English Championship by sending him to Spain. Poor lad. Imagine his motivation when he finally comes to the happy camp at Thorp Arch!!!
— LUSC Griffin (@LUSCgriffinLUFC) March 15, 2018
Another Orta signing Phil where does he get them from??????????????
— Philip Roan (@PhilipRoan) March 15, 2018
What a waste of money to add to the rest of Orta rejects
— Paul (@LEYTONREECE) March 15, 2018
What he said. Mind boggling decision to loan him out. Similar to Bouy. Waste of wages at this point in proceedings
— rhodesylufc (@rhodesylufcALAW) March 15, 2018
We've ruined him, typical Leeds.
— We Are Leeds (@WeAreLeeds1919) March 15, 2018
Well if he can’t get into a second division Spanish team on its way to Div 3 it is hardly a surprise
— Neil. Franklin (@_franklin220) March 15, 2018