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Getafe President: “Kubo wants to come, it’s a question of time”

The Japanese playmaker is set to complete his third loan spell

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Takefusa Kubo is on the verge of joining Getafe in what would be his third loan spell away from his parent club, Real Madrid. The 19-year-old failed to break through at Villarreal and has now been convinced by Getafe’s project in a bid to earn more minutes. In an interview with Cadena Cope, Getafe president Angel Torres, admitted that the signing is close to completion.

“We have asked Real Madrid for Kubo,” Torres revealed. “If Madrid can find a solution, then he will come and I think there is no problem. It is just a question of time. The boy does want to come, both Villarreal and Real Madrid want to sort it.”

“There are no obstacles. There is a bureaucratic process involving three teams. If it is sorted, the boy will come. I think he will come. The kid is very young, he wants to play, and we will wait a few days,” Torres concluded.

Later in the same day, Villarreal coach Unai Emery was asked about Kubo’s future. “I’m focused on the games and people who have their head here with us. With all respect to Take, I have to concentrate on Villarreal and the players who want to be here, compete, play, win, and wear yellow tomorrow.”

With a move to Getafe, Kubo will be looking to re-ignite his young career. After a break-through season with Mallorca last year, where the youngster played in 36 games and scored 4 goals, a move to Villarreal brought great expectations. All three parties - Villarreal, Real Madrid, and Kubo himself have been disappointed with how the loan spell progressed, but a change to Getafe may be enough to build off of last season’s momentum.

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Posted by Managing Madrid on Thursday, January 7, 2021

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