Leeds United are expecting no problems in gaining new signing Yosuke Ideguchi a work permit after confirming a deal had been agreed for his signature on Thursday, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post state on their website that having officially confirmed a deal for the 20-year-old Japanese international via their official Twitter account and website, they expect no problems in securing the official documentation required in order for him to play in England.
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The young midfielder has already been confirmed to have been shipped out on loan to second tier Spanish side Cultural Leonesa, with previous media reports claiming that he would be unable to gain a permit, hence his temporary departure.
However the Yorkshire Evening Post claim that the Whites expect there to be no issue over the paperwork, which will come as a shock boost for his chances of playing in the future.
Football Insider verdict
After all the reports of Ideguchi needing to be shipped out on loan in order to earn a permit to play in England, it really will come as a shock to many that Leeds expect no trouble at all. However, if that is the case, then why have they sent him on loan to a second tier Spanish side? It cannot be to challenge his abilities, with the league a level or two below the Championship, and with there reportedly being no need for the loan spell to act towards a work permit, it makes very little sense. The only feasible explanation is that Ivan Bravo, on the board of directors at Leeds and vice president of the Spanish side, is using his connection to make the move happen. This is not beneficial to the Whites or to the player himself, and should be viewed with real cynicism by the supporters.
In other Leeds United transfer news, the club have ripped up the deal of a summer signing.