LaLiga: Real Madrid loan 'Japanese Messi' Takefusa Kubo to Spanish rivals Getafe

Takefusa Kubo, nicknamed 'the Japanese Messi', returned to Spain in 2019 when he joined Real Madrid, but has yet to play for the club.

Agence France-Presse January 08, 2021 23:04:52 IST
LaLiga: Real Madrid loan 'Japanese Messi' Takefusa Kubo to Spanish rivals Getafe

Takefusa Kubo runs for the ball during a LaLiga match while playing for Villarreal in November 2020. AFP

Madrid: Real Madrid said on Friday they have sent young Japanese winger Takefusa Kubo out on loan again, this time to LaLiga rivals Getafe where he will finish the season.

Kubo, 19, spent time in the youth system at Barcelona, where he was predictably nicknamed "the Japanese Messi", before moving to FC Tokyo.

He returned to Spain in 2019 when he joined Real Madrid, but has yet to play for the club.

He spent last season with Mallorca, scoring four goals in 36 matches as the club was relegated.

He started this season at Villarreal, but after only 13 appearances, mainly off the bench, that loan was cut short on Friday, immediately before he was loaned to Getafe.

 

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