In a recent report, Fichajes mentioned that Real Madrid are facing tough competition for Real Sociedad winger Takefusa Kubo next year. It is understood that Los Blancos will have to rival Manchester United in the race to sign the Japanese wide player.
Kubo’s Impressive Form In La Liga This Season
The 22-year-old has made a decent start to this campaign after putting in a few influential displays for Sociedad in the final third. Kubo has done well to score five goals and secure a couple of assists in nine matches for his current employers this season across all fronts.
The Japan international has been a consistent performer in the opponent’s half based on his average of 1.8 shots, 1.6 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per 90 minutes in La Liga. He has even distributed possession relatively well as he has completed 77.3% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).
His current deal at Real Sociedad will run out in the summer of 2027. Hence, it won’t be easy for Real Madrid to land Kubo on the cheap next year.
Should Real Madrid Boss Carlo Ancelotti Snap Kubo Up?
Kubo is a decent dribbler with the ball and has got the vision to engineer a few decent chances for his teammates on the attacking end of the pitch. He can shoot the ball with venom and precision from long range and deserves credit for scoring and creating his fair share of goals up top.
The Japanese sensation is primarily a right-winger but can also fill in as a left-sided wide player or function as an attacking midfielder if asked to do so. However, only time will tell whether he can make a smooth transition to life in La Liga.
At 22, Kubo has got a bright future ahead of him which makes him a great, long-term signing for Los Blancos to pull off next year. He has what it takes to challenge for a regular starting spot at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and could help Real Madrid challenge for some major trophies in the future.
Thus, Carlo Ancelotti would be wise to try everything in his power to snap Kubo up this January or at the end of this season.