Real Madrid: The team most interested in taking Takefusa Kubo on a new loan

Takefusa Kubo (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Takefusa Kubo (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid attacking midfielder Takefusa Kubo is struggling for minutes on loan, and there are other clubs in La Liga monitoring the situation.

It would be extremely risky for Real Madrid to attempt to terminate Takefusa Kubo‘s loan at Villarreal this January, but it’s a possibility that has been discussed for several weeks since the player has registered fewer than 300 minutes in La Liga this season.

There are conflicting reports on Kubo, including this one from Mario Cortegana of AS which states that Kubo would like to stay at Villarreal and fight for his place, believing this is all part of the process of becoming better. It sounds like he is ready to fight for his place.

But in that same report, there is a discussion of the uncertainty of Kubo’s loan and an interesting note about the teams interested in him. Cortegana writes that there are “interested clubs”, singling out Getafe as a team that are “especially” interested.

Getafe were contenders for a Champions League spot for most of the 2019-2020 season, but they collapsed in the final weeks. Currently, Jose Bordalas’ men are in 11th with a negative goal differential, as the highly-defensive side have struggled to find the back of the net in the 2020-2021 campaign.

Takefusa Kubo could be exactly what Getafe need to compete in La Liga

So Kubo would be a huge boost for them and a superstar player who could lead them to a Europa League position next season. The appeal of signing a great assist-provider, creator, and potential secondary goal-scorer is obvious for Getafe.

Of course, getting a deal done would be difficult. Getafe would have to pay for Kubo’s wages, and that could be tricky at this juncture for a team without a lot of resources. And then Getafe would have to convince Real Madrid they are the right spot for Kubo and can do better by the youngster than Villarreal.

Finally, all of this is conjecture unless Kubo actually wants to leave the Yellow Submarine and Unai Emery is willing to lose a player for free. There is an opening for that to happen this January due to a possible replacement needed for Vicente Iborra, but Getafe and Real cannot expect Villarreal to want the loan of a talented young player terminated.

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It could happen, though, so Madridistas should quietly keep Getafe in mind as a possible next destination for Kubo. There would be more room for playing time and less pressure on the player at Getafe. He could be for them what Oscar Rodriguez was to Leganes.