Leeds United took a calculated gamble on Yosuke Ideguchi in 2017, teeing up a deal to sign him from Gamba Osaka ahead of starting his career with the club in 2018.
Billed as one of Japan's hottest young talents, Ideguchi was expected to be a real talent for the future at Leeds, but it didn't really work out.
He was unable to receive a work permit, struggled on loan at Cultural Leonesa and missed out on Japan's 2018 World Cup squad and then suffered a major knee injury last season to curtail his Greuther Furth loan spell.
This summer, it was no great surprise to see Ideguchi return home. The midfielder has re-joined Gamba Osaka, and given that he is still just 23, he has plenty of time to get his career back on track.
Earlier this week, the J-League side snapped up free agent winger Susaeta, as confirmed on their official website, with the 31-year-old joining the likes of David Villa and Andres Iniesta in the J-League.
Susaeta was a key player for Athletic Bilbao under Leeds boss Bielsa, playing an important role in the club's run to the Europa League final in 2012.
It's now a somewhat strange twist of fate that a player Bielsa seemingly had no use for at Leeds is now playing in the same team as a player who was vital to Bielsa in Spain, and Gamba Osaka will be hoping they can both have a huge impact.
Maybe the pair can exchange stories about Bielsa whilst in Japan together; though Susaeta may have some better tales of the Argentinian given Ideguchi's limited time in England.
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