Leeds United have agreed terms to sign Yuta Toyokawa from Japanese side Fagiano Okayama and have been confirmed to have loaned him out to Belgian outfit KAS Eupen.
Jupiler League side Eupen have announced on their official club website that Toyokawa, 23, has been snapped up on a loan deal from Elland Road, yet there has been no statement from the Yorkshire club yet about his arrival.
However Leeds must have signed the Japanese striker in order for him to be loaned out to Eupen, completing a double deal for him.
Toyokawa’s move to the Whites may have something to do with the recently announced link to the Apire Academy as it has been confirmed that he will join up with the Eupen squad at their training camp in Doha this weekend.
The former Japan Under-23 has played for J-League giants Kashima Antlers in his career and was snapped up by Leeds from Fagiano Okayama.
Football Insider verdict
This is a very odd transfer because Leeds have not yet announced the signing of Toyokawa but Eupen have moved to confirm that they have signed him from Elland Road. This must have something to do with the Aspire Academy with Eupen have links with. The Belgian side signed up Henry Onyekuru from the Aspire Academy in Senegal before he was sold to Everton in the summer. Toyokama is now the second Japanese player to sign for the Whites this month after Yosuke Ideguchi. However both have been loaned out and may be seen as signings for the future as the Yorkshire giants further their global reach.
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