Leeds United

Leeds scouts repeatedly spotted at one Spanish team

Leeds United 3 – Ipswich Town 2

It was another great weekend for Leeds United as they beat Ipswich Town 3-2 at Elland Road.

The win kept Leeds in first place in the Championship after nine matches. The Whites have 20 points on the board, as do Wolves and Cardiff.

Saturday’s match against Ipswich was a thriller.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga put the Leeds ahead before David McGoldrick’s header levelled for the visitors.

Leeds soon regained the lead through Kalvin Phillips, and an error from Town goalie Bartosz Bialkowski put Leeds 3-1 up.

But home keeper Felix Wiedwald set up a nervy finish when he spilled a cross straight to the feet of Joe Garner.

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Leeds & Osasuna

With a return to the Premier League in their sights, it seems like Leeds already have one eye on the January window.

In that context, Leeds scouts have been spotted at Osasuna’s last two matches in Spain.

Osasuna now play in the Spanish second division, while they are currently eighth in the league.

It’s unclear which player Leeds may be looking at. Although, it’s worth noting that former Arsenal midfielder Fran Merida is probably the best known player at the club.

At the same time, Leeds are also in the market for Gamba Osaka’s Yosuke Ideguchi.

Yosuke Ideguchi is a 21-year-old centre-mid, and according to reports he’s already signed a pre contract agreement for English side Leeds United, for January 2018.

But the deal is far from straight-forward.

Yahoo Japan have reported on the possible deal, noting that Leeds are ready to offer Gamba Osaka around £700,000 to trigger the midfielder’s release clause.

Yet the deal could still be held up because of work permit issues.

Ideguchi made his Japanese national team debut earlier this year, but he’s not yet played enough games to meet the criteria to receive a work permit.

It’s currently unclear whether Leeds will be able to overcome this technical hurdle.