Takefusa Kubo will spend the rest of the season with Getafe before returning to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
The year 2020 might have been behind us, but Real Madrid loanee Takefusa Kubo‘s 2020 didn’t exactly end in the best way possible as he was subjected to the periphery by Villarreal boss Unai Emery. Unlike many people thought, Kubo’s Villarreal loan stint was a big failure.
However, 2021 promised to make things better. At least the build-up was such. And that has resulted in Real Madrid’s brightest on-loan player Kubo to seek pastures new, as he joins fellow Madrid-based outfit Getafe for the rest of the season, as much as to not hinder himself as to turn his bleak-looking season around. Real Madrid have officially announced the move on the website.
The change of scenery, coupled with the fact that this team’s players wouldn’t present as much of a competition as it did at Villarreal, makes this loan move a bit positive on the outside. Getafe are a team struggling to consolidate themselves unlike the last couple of seasons. They are languishing at the 16th spot in the table with 17 points, just one point off the relegation zone.
Kubo’s addition to Getafe might rejuvenate the squad and help them to at least a mid-table finish. The challenge at Kubo’s hands would be similar to the one he had with Mallorca last season, and that was to save the team from relegating to the Segunda División.
Takefusa Kubo should have an important role at Getafe
Real Madrid have been quick to act on Kubo’s demoralizing situation at Villarreal, where he struggled to get minutes and also performed below the expectations. Sending Kubo to Getafe shows that Real Madrid look at the player as one of the future stars of the first team.
Kubo has (just) six months to turn the tables around and begin the year on a strong note while also helping his new team finish the league in a comfortable position on the table. There are no two ways about this. Kubo is a supremely-talented youngster, and we can expect Getafe manager José Bordalás to provide the 19-year-old with an important role within the team.
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Stay tuned as I will be returning with a column on how Takefusa Kubo can fit in at Getafe and how can José Bordalás use him in different tactical schemes, keeping in mind that Getafe are the team that play physically-imposing football and thrive on their defensive qualities.