Leeds United’s agreement to send players on loan to Cultural Leonesa is simply baffling.
It came about when the Yorkshire giants struck a partnership with the Qatar-based Aspire Academy, but after less than one season of the ‘feeder club’ agreement with Cultural, it’s plainly obvious that it is not working.
Leeds have sent two players out on loan to the Spanish Segunda Division this season – both with similar results that proves it’s not just a coincidence.
Summer signing Ouasim Bouy made just four appearances for Cultural Leonesa before he was recalled to Elland Road in the January transfer window when Yosuke Ideguchi was farmed out to the second-tier European club.
The Japan international is a very promising player with caps for his nation and several different pieces of silverware.
However the midfielder has just five appearances for Cultural and was left out of their matchday squad for the second time in a row on Sunday when they were hammered 4-0 by Sporting Gijon.
Leeds need to burn bridges with Cultural as soon as possible because it just seems that there will just be another loan disaster on the horizon.
There’s no doubt that Ideguchi will return in the summer, demoralised by potentially derailing his hopes of a World Cup squad spot for Japan and believing he was sold a lie when he moved to Europe.
Victor Orta and Ivan Bravo will probably find a way to sign a player at Leeds too and then send yet him to Cultural, rinsing and repeating a process that is being used and abused to literally no benefit of the Championship club.
Andrea Radrizzani must step in and see that the Whites are not benefitted from this and it is really started to annoy the fans.
In other Leeds United news, Radrizzani has held a meeting with super-agent Jorge Mendes.