If Real Madrid don’t make the sales they intend on making this summer, they’d be left with a squad with many players that are not needed, including players that have come back from loan.
Some players in Castilla have been sold, Luka Jovic has been sold, and the club will keep looking to find solutions for Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio, who are at the exit door but there aren’t any offers that speak to the player. Ceballos wants to go back to Betis, but the club doesn’t want to pay what Real want, and Asensio just thinks very highly of himself, for some reason.
But, Real are not sitting idle. They actually have completed a sale. According to Mario Cortegana, Jose Luis Sanchez, and many others, they have sold Takefusa Kubo to Real Sociedad, on a permanent deal. It’s not a loan, like before, and it’s a very good deal for all parties involved.
Real Madrid have a 50% sell-on clause on Takefusa Kubo
So, Kubo signs a five-year deal with Sociedad, as he looks to find his form and hopefully some consistency playing for a top-level team like Sociedad from next season onwards. The club will receive 6 million euros for the 50% rights that they have sold to Sociedad, and will also get 50% of whatever amount Sociedad get for Kubo, should they decide to sell him in the future.
It’s an excellent move. Real get some money, as well as see prospects of further money coming their way. Sociedad get a good player that they can hopefully bring the best out of, and Sociedad gets a top-level team to play for, because, in his last four loan stints, only one was at a very good team.
Villarreal got him on loan for half a season, and it didn’t go well, because Kubo never showed his true form, and whenever he did, it wasn’t enough. Two stints at Mallorca were OK, and a stint at Getafe – another failure – showed Real that he might never play for the first team, which is why it wouldn’t make sense for him to be kept around.
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Kubo definitely has the talent, and is still very highly rated in Spain – there’s a reason why a club like Sociedad went for him – but, the Japanese starlet needs to work on a lot of things still, most of all being a part of a good system, rather than being the system himself.