Real Madrid’s New Signing Enjoying Life At The Spanish Capital: One For The Future?

In a recent interview with Real Madrid TV (via, Los Blancos’ new signing, Takefusa Kubo expressed his delight in playing for ‘the best in the world’ and said, “In Japan there is a lot of passion for Real Madrid and I am very proud to play in the best club in the world.

“Above all, I am struck by the quality that everyone has. The team-mates and coaches are very friendly and I have been able to adapt very well.

“I have to take advantage of this opportunity that they have given me but I also have to have fun because not everyone gets this opportunity.

“I’m learning a lot as a footballer and as a person, both on and off the field. I’m having a great time”.

The Rapid Rise Of Takefusa Kubo

It seems like the Japanese prospect is relishing the opportunity of playing for the Spanish giants soon. Kubo used to play in Barcelona’s youth academy before he was released back in 2015. After spending four years in Japan while playing for FC Tokyo, the 18-year-old finally got a chance to seal a return back to Spain this summer but this time, to play for the Galacticos. 

He is expected to link up with Real Madrid’s youth side but has the potential to play in Zinedine Zidane’s first-team someday. During his time in Japanese football, Kubo featured in a total of 70 matches, scoring 12 goals while grabbing seven assists across various competitions.

What Does The Japanese Whizkid Offer On The Pitch?

At such a young age, Kubo has already earned four international caps for the Japanese national side thus far. The Japanese sensation is highly versatile as he can play in multiple positions in the opposition half. He primarily operates in the number 10 position but can also fill in as a secondary striker or put in a tireless shift down the right flank.

Kubo boasts blistering pace which allows him to dribble with the ball at high speed in the offensive end of the field. He is also an excellent penalty kick taker as he converts most of his spot-kicks. The Japanese talent is not afraid to work his socks off for his team in the opposition half. However, he needs to add more productivity to his game if he intends to succeed at the highest level.

Is Kubo A Prospect For The Future?

Kubo is still quite inexperienced and would need time to develop his overall game before he is ready to feature for the Galacticos’ first-team in the coming years. However, there is no denying that the former FC Tokyo attacker is talented and is destined to have a bright future in European football.

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Abhinab Ghosh

A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

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