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Allow "Japanese Messi" to leave Real Madrid

Allow “Japanese Messi” to leave Real Madrid

Takefusa Kubo (21) has not featured in Real Madrid’s first team since signing in the summer of 2019. He is not intended to be the protagonist of Concha Espina for next season either. Real Madrid is said to be ready for sale.

Takefusa Kubo once earned the nickname “Japanese Messi” when he was a boy at FC Barcelona. In the context of the transfer ban against Barcelona due to prohibited commitments to underage players, Kubo was forced to leave Barcelona for his Japanese homeland in 2015.

In 2019, Real Madrid brought the technically skilled attacking player back to Europe from FC Tokyo on a free transfer and immediately loaned him to Serie A club Mallorca. The following season, Kubo was supposed to take the next step with European league player Villarreal, but the loan was prematurely terminated, and the Japanese was loaned to Getafe in the winter.

Loan deal with RCD Mallorca expires soon

The 21-year-old spent the 2021/22 season again on the Balearic island of Mallorca. In total, the youngster can now look at 94 matches in the League. The loan to Mallorca expires on June 30.

How the attacking player will continue is not yet definitively clarified. According to the Madrid sports daily AS, he has no place in Real Madrid’s squad for next season, also because the three foreign players allowed from outside the European Union in the squad have been firmly assigned to Brazilians Vinicius Junior, Eder Militao and Rodrygo. .

Real Madrid are said to be ready to sell should an “interesting offer” arrives for Takefusa Kubo. The Japan international is contractually bound with the riyal until 2024.