Real Madrid is seemingly unsatisfied with the game time being provided to Takefuso Kubo at Villareal
In recent years, Real Madrid has come to be known as a home for talented youngsters. With names like Federico Valverde, Achraf Hakimi, Rodrygo, and Vinicus Jr being coming into the club at a very young age and given space to grow and improve according to their standards, the Merengues future can be regarded as one of the most promising in Europe.
The club has a well working system going on, as the young talent coming in cannot be placed on the first team as they arrive, they are either loaned out to comparatively smaller teams get more experience and playtime or are required to play for Real Madrid Castilla. This can be seen with Martin Odegaard going out to Real Sociedad or more recently Takefuso Kubo to La Liga rivals Mallorca and Villareal.
The Japanese international made headlines as people gazed their eyes upon the exceptional dribbling skills that he possesses, many were quick to even give him the title of the next Lionel Messi. Though the 19-year-old is a graduate from Barcelona’s famous academy La Masia, Real managed to sign the youngster on a five-year deal in June of 2019 and registered for their U-19 team.
Following the signing, he was then loaned out to Spanish side Mallorca for a season-long loan where he further cemented his status as a player worth watching for the future with four goals and five assists over the span of the season. After his successful tenure with the club, for the 2020-2021 season, a number of teams were interested in attaining the forward on a loan, among which were Bayern Munich or Ajax.
Real, however, chose to go with Villareal as he would be promised more game time at the club, however, according to reports Los Blancos are unhappy with how Unai Emery is treating the Japanese youngster. The player has been given a total of 55 minutes in the span of 5 appearances. Though the La Liga champions have not asked Emery’s side for an explanation for this occurrence yet, the team might consider taking drastic measures, like sending the youngster to another team.
Some reports state that Los Blancos might go ahead and terminate the loan deal as well if Kubo is not given ample chances by January, the club will terminate the loan. It is yet to be seen on what happens next with the Japanese superstar.
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