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Yosuke Ideguchi heads to Germany on loan

Japan international midfielder heads to Greuther Fürth

Cultural Leonesa v Sevilla II - Segunda Division Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Yosuke Ideguchi is headed out on loan again, this time to the second division in Germany, as Leeds United have agreed a deal with 2.Bundesliga team Greuther Fürth to send the Japan international midfielder on loan for the rest of the season.

Ideguchi joined Leeds from Gamba Osaka last January, only to be immediately sent on loan to Cultural Leonesa in the second division in Spain. Leeds have an informal partnership agreement with Cultural Leonesa through the club’s links with the Aspire Academy in Qatar, who own Leonesa.

Per the Leeds United official website:

Leeds United midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi has joined 2. Bundesliga side SpVgg Greuther Fürth on loan.

Ideguchi will spend the whole of the 2018/19 campaign with the German outfit.

Ideguchi joined Leeds in January 2018 from J. League side Gamba Osaka, but immediately joined Cultural Leonesa on loan and is yet to make a first team appearance at Elland Road.

The deal with Greuther Fürth reportedly has a option to make the deal permanent, so this might be the end of Ideguchi’s brief, unhappy spell at Leeds. Hopefully he can make an impact at this club, after he failed to make any sort of impact at Cultural or at Leeds this season.

American Leeds fans will note that United States international Julian Green is also playing at Greuther Fürth on a permanent basis this season after making his loan switch from Stuttgart permanent after spending 24 games on loan at the Bavarian club.