It is now official — Takefusa Kubo’s contract with Villarreal has been rescinded and the player will now move to Getafe on a six month loan deal.
OFICIAL | Takefusa Kubo nuevo futbolista del Getafe C.F.— Getafe C.F. (@GetafeCF) January 8, 2021
¡Bienvenido a la familia azulona! #KuboAzulon pic.twitter.com/UYhIzw1KDw
After a wildly successful season last year, where Getafe finished in the 8th position and made a historic run through the Europa league, Jose Bordalas’ team have started to hit a plateau. The neighboring Madrid side are just two points away from the relegation spots and have struggled to score goals. Despite the limited financial resources, Getafe president, Angel Torres, was able to pull off two important loan deals in the winter market — Carles Alena from Barcelona will join for six months and of course, Takefusa Kubo of Real Madrid will be the other big signing, also joining the club for six months.
Bordalas, much like Emery did in the summer, insisted on Kubo’s signing. Time will tell if Kubo falls to the same fate as he did with Emery or if he is immediately integrated and utilized by his new club. Competition will be stiff as Nyom typically plays on the right wing and Cucurella is a fixture on the left wing. Fortunately, Kubo can play in multiple positions meaning fans will be eagerly anticipating how Getafe intend to use the Japanese playmaker.
It’s a second lease of life for young Kubo moving to Getafe and he will have to capitalize on the new opportunities he has been granted.