Leeds United have agreed a deal to sign Yosuke Ideguchi
Leeds have agreed a deal to sign Japan international midfielder Ideguchi from Gamba Osaka.
The 21-year-old will cost an initial £500,000 fee but he is unlikely to be granted a work permit so a loan move to a European club is on the cards.
Leeds have a number of box-to-box midfielders on their books and Prutton wants Ideguchi to either be a specialist anchorman or creative whizz.
Writing in the Yorkshire Evening Post, he said: “Leeds are also set to bring in Japanese international midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi in January and if he has played international football then you’ve got to think he is of a decent standard.
If Ideguchi can add a creative presence or physical guile then that’s what Leeds need
“And if you talk about unknown quantities coming in then you can look at [Ezgjan] Alioski and [Samuel] Saiz and they have settled in well and scored goals and they have adapted to the league.
“If Ideguchi can add a creative presence or physical guile then that’s what Leeds need because there are a lot of similar midfielders in there.
“Leeds could do with someone that is either going to be defensively a good organiser or someone that has got a range of passing that can hurt the opposition so if he’s either of those two then great.”
David Prutton is hoping Yosuke Ideguchi adds something new to Leeds’ midfield
Ideguchi is excited by his move to Elland Road and believes Leeds are the perfect club to further his development.
He said: ”If I go, I think that this is a place where I can learn and improve as a player.
“I want to go early.”