Real Madrid News Transfer: Real Madrid did not have to pay any transfer fee to get Take Kubo in the summer of 2019. The teenager, who was just 18 years old at the time, had already been given the nickname “the Japanese Messi.” After excelling in the preseason, he moved out on loan to Real Mallorca and finally earned his way into the starting lineup under Vicente Moreno. Not only did Kubo become a starter, but he was one of Mallorca’s most vital attacking threats and was among the top creators in La Liga. He produced actions both off the dribble and through eye-catching passes.
After having a breakthrough season, Kubo was sought after by some of the most prestigious teams in Europe, even if it was only for a loan. Bayern Munich, Sevilla, Ajax, Villarreal, Osasuna, and Granada, have shown interest in signing the player. In the end, Take Kubo decided that he wanted to continue playing in La Liga. But he wanted to move up to Unai Emery’s new Villarreal project.
Kubo was compared to a younger version of David Silva by Unai Emery, who had high regard for the player but believed that he needed to have a greater impact in games and deliver an “end product.” In the last third of the field, Emery wanted Kubo to execute well, whether it was on the final pass or the final shot. He wanted Kubo to make excellent selections. When Kubo’s performance fell, Emery curtailed his minutes in favour of young home-grown talent, Yeremy.
Real Madrid News Transfer: What will Los Blancos decide about Kubo?
Kubo felt the need to play, so over the winter, he decided to leave Unai Emery’s team and sign with Jose Bordalas’ Getafe instead of remaining and competing for a spot on the team and growing under Emery’s tutelage. It was another mixed bag at Getafe with a few stand-out performances.
Therefore, during the summer of 2021, the choice was made to participate in a loan move for the fourth time. A return to Real Mallorca, but this time under the direction of Luis Garcia Plaza as the head coach. Injuries and Mallorca’s inconsistent play levelled the playing field for Kubo. The season was a disaster for such a gifted player. His finest games were so few that they could be counted on one hand.
According to a report from Diario AS, Real Madrid are open to another loan period. But they will also assess an offer to sell the Japanese playmaker if it were in the €20-30 million bracket. It was suggested in Matt’s Monday Musings that the team should sell Kubo for a lower price to keep a buy-back option open if he turns out to be the player that many people had anticipated he would become.