One of Real Madrid loanees this season, Take Kubo, who is currently playing for Villareal, seems to be dissatisfied with his latest circumstance there. He is now considering a plan to leave The Yellow Submarines in January due to the lack of minutes to play and might finalise it if the situation does not get any better.

Villareal boss, Unai Emery, has been puzzled regarding this issue as he has been supportive so far and admired Japanese youngster talent. The former Arsenal and Sevilla boss has been closely monitoring Take in a day-to-day training to accelerate his improvement in the club so that he could be fit for Emery’s tactics which demands great physical fitness and aggressiveness, something he still lacks of, apart from the tactical discipline and creativity.

Unfortunately, such attention from Emery does not seem to have been considered enough for the 19-year old attacking midfielder to convince him to stay longer. In reality, he has only been selected for the starting IX once in La Liga. Although, it has been quite on the contrary when it comes to Europa League when he has always been in the line up and become the top performer with one goal and three assists, such is still below his own expectation, especially compared to his previous loan spell in Mallorca.

The name of Takefusa Kubo first became public’s attention in 2011 when Barcelona invited him to join their famous youth academy, La Masia at the age of ten. He had been playing regularly there till 2015 when he was promoted to Barcelona U-14.

Unfortunately, he had to return home after the Catalan side was found guilty of violating international transfer policy for U-18 youth. The midfielder whose flair is quite similar to Lionel Messi in his early years, had his second chance to be back to Spain for improving his football career when Barcelona’s archrival, Real Madrid signed him for five years in 2019.

That was when his real adventure in Spanish football began. Considering his inexperience in the senior team, Take was loaned to the newly promoted team in 2019/20, Real Mallorca. Although he failed to save his team from the relegation, the so-called ‘Asian Messi’ back then had been the key man on their attack notching four goals and providing four assists.

Now, considering the latest development on the Japanese sensation, it would be mistaken if Villareal still struggled to keep him in the squad despite having spent 2.5 million Euro for the loan deal itself. It will be interesting to see how Take survives in Los Blancos later.


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