By Danny Wright

11th Dec, 2017 | 12:40pm

'Excellent deal' - Leeds fans react as January playmaker signing is reportedly agreed

Leeds United have reportedly agreed to sign Japanese playmaker Yosuke Ideguchi in January, and fans on Twitter don’t quite know what to think of it.

Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning that Ideguchi, 21, will arrive at Elland Road for a six-figure fee worth £500,000, plus add-ons but will be instantly loaned out to a European club as he will fail to qualify for a work permit.

It is understood that Leeds see the nine-times Japan international as a signing for a next season and not this one, but have decided to get a deal done as soon as possible as the 2017 J-League campaign has not long ended.

Leeds fans on Twitter aren’t quite sure what to make of it though, with many believing that they have done well to secure the highly-rated playmaker.

However others believe that the money would have been better spent on improving other areas of the squad.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

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Ideguchi made 39 appearances across all competitions for Gamba Osaka in the recently-ended Japanese season, scoring five goals and supplying nine assists in the process.

The playmaker has previously admitted that he would be looking move abroad in the near future, and it now seems that he is finally getting his wish.

“The desire to go abroad has not changed. That goal is there because I am a football player,” he said to Sports Hochi.

In other Leeds United news, Pawel Cibicki made an admission on Twitter after Saturday’s win against QPR.

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