Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to react to Yosuke Ideguchi’s performance in his debut for Cultural Leonesa in the 2-1 defeat to Osasuna on Sunday.
Ideguchi, 21, was signed up by Leeds from Gamba Osaka earlier this month but he was instantly loaned out to Spanish Segunda Division side Cultural Leonesa, much like how Ouasim Bouy was sent out in the summer.
Bouy, 24, has recently returned to Elland Road after barely making an appearance for Cultural Leonesa, but it has not taken long for Ideguchi to get his first taste of European football.
The Japan international came off the bench with 11 minutes to go when he replaced Sergio Marcos, but could do little to help his side overcome a one-goal deficit as Leonesa slumped to defeat, further increasing their relegation worries.
Ideguchi was booked in the 89th minute and Leeds fans were quick to make remarks about that due to the current discipline problems that are plaguing Thomas Christiansen’s first-team.
One Whites supporter claim that it was a “shame” to see the midfielder turning out for a club that isn’t the Yorkshire giants.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Ideguchi is on. Shame it’s in the wrong game, and the wrong country. #lufc
— Always Leeds United (@AlwaysLeedsUnit) January 21, 2018
— The Hat Lady (@wooleeds) January 21, 2018
Everyone focusing on card – but big questions are: Why Only 11 Minutes ? Leonesa took Bouy and hardly used him – is it gonna be same again ?
Ideguchi already not played at all first game he was there !
— Dave Callaghan (@davecally9) January 22, 2018
— Craig Scott (@Craig_LeedsMOT) January 21, 2018
All I know is, if he was a player, we’d have him now
— Matt Hill (@MattyHill83) January 21, 2018
— Danny Hughes (@hughesyLUFC___) January 21, 2018
Once he’s got the red card knack we’ll recall him.
— Cockney White (@cockney_white) January 21, 2018
Ideguchi was signed up with the clear vision of him playing a role next season.
Many thought that the Japanese midfielder was getting loaned out due to work permit issues, how ever it has since been reported that the ex-Gamba Osaka ace would have been eligible to play for Leeds right away.
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