Eddie Gray hopes for Son Heung-min-esque impact from Yosuke Ideguchi

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Could Yosuke Ideguchi be for Leeds United what Son Heung-min is for Tottenham Hotspur?

Yosuke Ideguchi of Japan in action during the EAFF E-1 Men's Football Championship between Japan and China at Ajinomoto Stadium on December 12, 2017 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan.

Eddie Gray has suggested to LUTV that he hopes that Yosuke Ideguchi has the same impact at Leeds United that Son Heung-min has had at Tottenham Hotspur.

Championship club Leeds have signed Ideguchi from Japanese outfit Gamba Osaka in the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old central midfielder has arrived at Elland Road with a strong reputation, having already played 11 times for the Japan national football team.

Yosuke Ideguchi of Japan in action during the EAFF E-1 Men's Football Championship between Japan and North Korea at Ajinomoto Stadium on December 9, 2017 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan.

The talented and promising young midfielder has been loaned out to Spanish second division side Cultural Leonesa for the rest of the season.

Former Leeds winger and manager Gray hopes that Ideguchi has the same impact at Elland Road that Son has had at Spurs.

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur and Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur scored their sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League...

Son joined Tottenham from German club Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015 for a transfer fee reported by The Guardian to be worth £22 million.

The 25-year-old South Korea international, who can operate as a winger or as a forward, has established himself as a key figure for Spurs.

The former Hamburg star has scored seven goals and provided three assists in 15 Premier League starts for Tottenham so far this season.

Gray told LUTV about Ideguchi: “You never know with players like that. You are looking at the boy from Asia, he is playing for Tottenham Hotspur, Son. Tremendous player. A fixture in their side. If you get a player like that, it could be anything."

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