Takefusa Kubo completes Getafe loan move from Real Madrid

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner Updated: 19 May 2021 12:24 BST 2 min read
Takefusa Kubo completes Getafe loan move from Real Madrid

Getafe have completed the signing of promising winger Take Kubo from Real Madrid.

Kubo had spent the first half of the season at Villarreal but was frustrated with the lack of first-team football.

Having made clear his desire to leave Unai Emery’s side, he released from his loan deal and has been allowed to sign for relegation strugglers Getafe.

“Getafe CF and Real Madrid have agreed on the loan of Takefusa Kubo until the end of the season,” a statement from the club reads.

“The 19-year-old Japanese footballer has played for Villarreal and RCD Mallorca in La Liga, scoring four goals in 48 games. In his home country, he was part of the FC Tokyo and Yokohama Marinos teams. An international with Japan, he participated in the Copa America 2019.”

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  • Kubo’s Villarreal struggles

    Kubo may only be 19, but he has build an impressive reputation for himself, being dubbed the ‘Japanese Messi’.

    With Mallorca last term, he displayed some sparkling form but was unable to save the club from relegation.

    At Villarreal, however, he has been unable to force his way into the plans of Emery due to the quality that the side have in his favoured roles.

    “I asked Kubo if he wanted to stay or leave and he told me that he is looking for a way out,” Emery admitted after Villarreal’s 2-1 win over Levante on Saturday.

    “Take’s behaviour is good, he has helped us and he must continue to grow as a player, however, he told me he wants to leave in order to find more minutes elsewhere and that’s why he wasn’t in the match day squad today.”

    Kubo could make his Getafe debut on Sunday as his new side travel to Elche. Lying 16th in the standings and with the poorest offensive record in the whole league, he is likely to be given more of an opportunity in the outskirts of the capital.

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