Red tape over potential Leeds United signing could hamper Matesuz Klich decision

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

Leeds United could make changes to their midfield in January.

Leeds player Mateusz Klich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich is reportedly open to leaving the club on loan if his first team chances do not improve.

He has played only 110 minutes in the Championship this season, and Polish outlet Przeglad Sportowy report he will 'probably' return to an Eredivisie club.

A move will be sensible if the situation sustains, especially considering Leeds are planning a move for another midfielder in January.

Japanese sensation Yosuke Ideguchi is their target, with The Yorkshire Post reporting they want to bring in the international midfielder.

Yosuke Ideguchi of Japan (19) celebrates with team mates as he scores their second goal during the AFC U-23 Championship Group B match between Saudi Arabia and Japan at Suhaim Bin Hamad...

But despite his starring role in World Cup qualification, Yahoo! Japan claim Ideguchi is not certain to qualify for a work permit.

This would leave Leeds having to loan him out at first, perhaps for six months, perhaps 18.

If the red tape at the Home Office denies Igeguchi's application and he cannot play a part for Leeds this season, it could hamper Klich's own aim to be sent out on loan.

Germany's striker Kevin Volland (L) vies with Poland's midfielder Mateusz Klich during the FIFA 2014 World Cup friendly football match Germany vs Poland in Hamburg, on May 13, 2014.  AFP...

The league season is just 19 games into the 46 game campaign, plus potential play-offs, and Klich could yet earn an important role in the second half of the season.

Leeds must plan for injuries, poor form and suspension, and this may mean keeping Klich around. It may be too soon to simply give up on a player they paid a seven figure fee for just a matter of months ago.

The arrival of Ideguchi would enable Klich to head back to Holland, but without it, Leeds may take a pragmatic view to keep the Polish midfielder around and make him fight for his place.

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