Leeds United are poised to sign Japanese international Yosuke Ideguchi.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Spanish side Cultural Leonesa are impressed with Yosuke Ideguchi as they prepare to take the Leeds-bound midfielder on loan.

Leeds are casting their net far and wide in search of new signings, with Director of Football Victor Orta helping them find signing from around Europe.

Now, Orta and co appear to have moved on to Asia, as BBC Sport reported last week that Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi is set to join the Whites for £500,000 in January.

Leeds are attempting to tie up his signature before he has a chance to impress at the World Cup in Russia next summer, but the 21-year-old doesn’t currently qualify for a work permit to play in England.

That means that Leeds face loaning Ideguchi out as soon as his deal goes through, and Spanish newspaper AS report that a move to feeder club Cultural Leonesa looks to be on the cards.

It’s even added that the Spanish Segunda Division side are impressed with Ideguchi having received ‘excellent’ reports on his performances for Gamba Osaka, and are also encouraged by his desire to play in Europe.

This is exactly what Leeds were looking for when they wanted a feeder club, with Leonesa giving them a hub to get players like Ideguchi into the club but playing regularly before they can start their Leeds careers.

Former Ajax and Juventus talent Ouasim Bouy joined Leeds over the summer before heading straight out on loan to Leonesa, and it seems that Ideguchi is set to make the same move in 2018.


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