There’s currently ‘madness’ surrounding Cultural Leonesa after they presented Yosuke Ideguchi on Thursday.
Leeds United signed the Japan international before loaning him out to Cultural, and it’s created something of a stir at the Spanish second division side.
Marca, in their Friday edition, explain there’s huge Japanese interest in the signing and more than 10 journalists from the country turned up for the presentation of the Leeds loan.
Going with a ‘King of Leon’ pun, the Spanish newspaper say ‘the press room was filled with journalists’ and there’s ‘an expectation rarely seen in Leon’.
It’s also explained the club’s coach Ruben de la Barrera is communicating with his new player solely by gestures, because Ideguchi can’t speak any Spanish or English. Learning Spanish is now said to be one of Ideguchi’s ‘main objectives’ which could suggest he’s set for a longer stay.
With the Leeds United loan only initially lasting until the summer, it surely wouldn’t make a great deal of sense to throw himself into learning Spanish when the season ends in a few months time.
Japanese journalists have also been watching the training sessions, and the extra commercial potential won’t be lost on Leeds United.