Timing of Leeds United move to potentially sign Ideguchi could be a masterstroke

Yosuke Ideguchi (C) of Japan celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Japan and Australia at Saitama Stadium on August 31, 2017 in...

There is a clear reason Leeds United should push to sign Yosuke Ideguchi in January.

Yosuke Ideguchi (C) of Japan celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Japan and Australia at Saitama Stadium on August 31, 2017 in...

Leeds United head into the January transfer window with Japanese attacker Yosuke Ideguchi in their sights.

Yahoo Japan reported earlier this season that Leeds have their sights set on bringing in the Gamba Osaka playmaker.

The transfer window is fast approaching, and Ideguchi's potential arrival at Elland Road is nearing.

A move for Ideguchi in January could be a masterstroke for Leeds, considering his recent form for Japan.

Ideguchi has been outshining his more established compatriots, and is in line for a starring role at the World Cup next summer.

Yosuke Ideguchi of Japan looks on during the international friendly match between Brazil and Japan at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on November 10, 2017 in Lille, France.

A recent editorial in the Economic Times of India touted Ideguchi as Japan's star to watch in Russia 2018.

And that's exactly why Leeds would be pulling off a major coup by getting Ideguchi signed in January.

If the 21-year-old can star at the World Cup next summer then the number of clubs chasing him will multiply dramatically.

Leeds won't be in a rush to sell him on but his market value will hugely increase, demonstrating Leeds' bargain buy.

Taking a punt in January will be a masterstroke, and if Leeds leave it any later they may miss out altogether.

 

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