Football: Yosuke Ideguchi to move from Celtic to Fukuoka on loan
FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- Celtic midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi is set to return to the J-League top-flight on a season-long loan to his hometown club Avispa Fukuoka, who announced the deal Tuesday.
The Fukuoka-born Ideguchi transferred from Gamba Osaka to Celtic in the Scottish Premiership last winter, joining the Glasgow side at the same time as compatriots Daizen Maeda and Reo Hatate.
While Maeda, Hatate and earlier arrival Kyogo Furuhashi have flourished at Celtic Park under former Yokohama F Marinos manager Ange Postecoglou, Ideguchi has been limited to just three league games due to injury, and he has not played so far this season.
His transfer to Celtic was his second move to Europe, following a short-lived stint with England's Leeds starting in 2018.
Avispa hope the 26-year-old former Japan midfielder can help them improve on their 14th-place finish in the J1 last year.
"I will play with determination and give everything I have," Ideguchi said through the club.