14 Jun Actual Madrid transfers: Los Blancos snap up ‘Japanese Messi’ Takefusa Kubo
The 18-year-old, who has beforehand frolicked with Barcelona, is again in Spanish football the place he’ll hyperlink up with the Blancos’ Castilla squad
Actual Madrid have gained the race to signal Japanese sensation Takefusa Kubo, with the teen agreeing a swap to the Santiago Bernabeu having beforehand frolicked with Barcelona.
Having celebrated his 18th birthday on June 4, the teen will now head to Madrid the place he’ll play for Los Blancos’ Castilla reserve facet.
A spell at Barca was beforehand reduce brief after they have been discovered to have breached laws concerning the acquisition of gamers below the age of 18.
He had been in Catalunya since August 2011, however headed dwelling in March 2015 to affix up with FC Tokyo.
Kubo had been highly-regarded throughout his spell on the famed La Masia academy system, along with his outings for Barca’s youth teams incomes him a billing as ‘the Japanese Messi’.
These at Camp Nou had been hoping to be those to profit from his apparent potential, however he has now linked up with their Clasico rivals.
Actual Madrid stated in an announcement on their official web site: “Takefusa Kubo will are available to strengthen the Castilla ranks subsequent season.
“The highest stage of the madridista academy are set to get their arms on some of the promising kids in world football. A technically gifted and vastly gifted attacking midfielder, he possess fantastic imaginative and prescient, fast toes and has a watch for aim.
“At simply 18 years of age, Kubo has already made his full Japan worldwide debut (on June 9 towards El Salvador). The Asian star joins the Whites from FC Tokyo, in Japan’s First Division, the place he has made 13 appearances within the league in 2019 (4 objectives) and three within the League Cup (one aim).”
Kubo linked up with FC Tokyo upon returning to his homeland and was initially used of their Underneath-23 facet, however rapidly progressed into the senior team.
He had a mortgage spell at Yokohama F. Marinos again in 2018, opening his goalscoring account for the membership with a strike on his debut.
He has loved a productive run of kind since heading again to Tokyo, incomes worldwide recognition and a spot on Purpose’s NxGn listing.
Madrid will likely be hoping to see him progress positively as a part of the Castilla squad, with the Blancos having already signed skills together with Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Previous to staking a declare for minutes on the Santiago Bernabeu, Kubo will get a possibility to catch the attention on the 2019 Copa America, with Japan going through Chile of their first match of the match on June 17.