Takefusa Kubo, known as the Japanese Messi, is set to join Getafe after bad Villarreal spell.
started his football career atBarcelona
's La Masia academy, but returned to Japan to join
after Barca were suspended in 2014 for illegally recruiting several players under the age of 18, including Kubo.
Kubo joinedReal Madrid
in the summer of 2019 from FC Tokyo; While he also had an offer from
. He went on the United States tour with Real and played a few games and shone, but
had said from the beginning that Kubo belonged to Real's second team and will not have a place in the first team squad.
Kubo played so well in Real's pre-season matches that the Spanish media believed he definitely deserved to be in the first team, but Zidane did not change his mind and eventually the player went toMallorca
on a loan deal.
After a year on loan in Mallorca, he was loaned toVillarreal
had asked for Kubo personally, but after a half-season, the Japanese star could not fit himself into Emery’s plans and since the player couldn’t get enough playing time, Real asked for Kubo's separation.
The player himself was reluctant to continue playing for Villarreal and finally agreed a six-month loan deal withGetafe
. Getafe will pay €2.5 million to Real.