Leeds United have agreed a shock double deal for Japanese centre-forward Yuta Toyokawa , it has been announced.
Belgian club KAS Eupen revealed on their official website on Friday morning that Toyokawa, 23, has signed on a loan deal from Leeds after moving to Elland Road from Japanese second division side Fagiano Okayama.
It is explained that the striker will link up with Eupen at their training camp at the Doha-based Aspire Academy on Sunday after the completion of the transfer formalities.
Intriguingly, Leeds have failed to release a statement to confirm the signing of Toyokawa and there has been no speculation in the media about the possibility of him moving to the Championship promotion hopefuls.
However, United must have signed the Japanese striker in order for him to be loaned out to Eupen, in what is a double deal seemingly done simultaneously.
This double deal is something of a head scratcher, given that there has been zero media speculation about the possibility of it happening, and no official announcement from Leeds. Toyokawa’s move to Elland Road is likely to be related to the recently announced link to the Aspire Academy as it has been confirmed that he will join up with the Eupen squad at their training camp in Doha this weekend. The Aspire Academy has tentacles across the globe and its Senegal base sold the exciting attacker Henry Onyekuru to Eupen before he joined Everton last summer. Toyokama is now the second Japanese player to sign for the Whites this week after central midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi. Due to strict FA work permit regulations, both have been loaned out to clubs on the Continent and it may be some time before Leeds fans see them in action.