At last it seems Takefusa Kubo’s future has been resolved. After being linked with loan moves to Sevilla, Granada, Osasuna, Ajax, Real Sociedad, Bayern Munich and others — Kubo and Real Madrid have made a decision. The Japanese play-maker will join Unai Emery's new Villarreal project on a one year loan deal, a total agreement has been reached by both clubs according to a report in AS.
The official announcement is expected to be made today or tomorrow. In the last week Villarreal managed to edge out Osasuna and Granada to secure Kubo’s signing. The club were very happy with Kubo’s displays at Mallorca and feel that one more year on loan will prepare him for the next step at Real Madrid in the 2021-2022 season.
Two factors helped pushed the deal over the line — Unai Emery and the opportunity to play in a European competition. Emery was adamant regarding the Japanese signing and will be looking to incorporate him into a new look Villarreal side next season. Qualification for the Europa League last season was also vital as it will give Kubo the opportunity to showcase his talent and test his skill-set against other top clubs in Europe.