Takefusa Kubo shone this Sunday with Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabéu, home of Real Madrid. Although the victory went to the Whites (2-1), the Japanese prepared Barrenetxea’s first goal and scored a remarkable goal, but it was canceled out by the intervention of Oyarzabal. In addition to these two sparks, Kubo was the main trigger of the Txuri-Urdin attack, accomplishing a remarkable feat that came without a price.
The Japanese player’s start this season shows that his level is still on the rise after a first season at a very good level, with three goals (one against Girona and two more against Granada) and two assists (against Celta and Real Madrid). is who bordered on the “double-double” with nine goals and nine assists in 44 games. His Bernabéu play justifies his market situation and the decision Real Madrid made at the time, still retaining part of his association rights and leaving the door open for a possible return.
As AS reported at the time of the signing, 50% of Kubo’s rights belong to Real and the other half to Real Madrid. In the end, the club from San Sebastian paid just over 6 million euros. In the event of an outside offer and Real Madrid’s acceptance, Madrid can sign him at half if they want to keep the player. If they don’t want to bring the Japanese back, the white team will take over half of the transfer.
These negotiations were completed by Roberto Olabe with the Whites team two summers ago, which opened Madrid’s hand as the Whites asked for a loan. Take himself spoke about this situation before this final window of the transfer market began. “Well, now I’m a Real player so (the door) is closed. and in the future, I don’t know. “In ten years I can be in Madrid or continue here or go somewhere else or go to my country,” he said in an interview with AS in June this year about a possible return to the white team.
The Kawasaki player demonstrated his talent in a house on a pitch that, as a white player, he doesn’t yet know the inside of. The difficulty of obtaining dual citizenship in Japan made his stay in Madrid so complicated that he was no longer able to debut in white at an official match. Take himself explains the situation in the above-mentioned interview, alluding to the difficulties that the white club had in not obtaining dual citizenship for Vinicius Jr. as quickly as expected. “Well, this is a complicated matter. Because here in Spain there are only three non-EU places and when I arrived they were already full, and the fact that Vinicius took a long time to achieve nationalization and that dual citizenship is not allowed in Japan, hurt me a little. But thanks to that, I’m here and I look very happy,” he admitted.