Real Madrid have had a number of very talented youngsters in their ranks over the years who have not gotten enough opportunities to play first-team football at Santiago Bernabeu and have eventually ended up leaving. Quite a few of them have been able to prove themselves after departing.
The good thing is, Real Madrid have never been hesitant about bringing their former players back if they sign elsewhere. Just this summer, they signed Fran Garcia from Rayo Vallecano.
It looks like there is another former Real Madrid player who is making waves right now. Takefusa Kubo has been one of the best players in La Liga this season. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 5 goals and provided 2 assists in 10 appearances for Real Sociedad in this campaign so far.
That seems to have caught the eye of Los Blancos. Could a return to Santiago Bernabeu lie in the Japanese international’s future?
Former Real Madrid player linked with €30 million return to Santiago Bernabeu
As reported by Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid are interested in Kubo and aspire to sign him for €30 million in the summer of 2024. But the Japanese international would not consider returning to Santiago Bernabeu if not as a star.
Of course, there is not expected to be any lack of interest in Kubo’s signature considering his recent form. Other clubs will surely be eyeing him as well.
There is believed to be a €60 million release clause in Kubo’s contract at Real Sociedad. But Real Madrid can sign him for half that figure as they hold a 50% sell-on clause.
Kubo has played mostly on the right flank but has the versatility to play in several other positions as well. Thus, someone like him would be a good addition to this Real Madrid team. Would he be an automatic starter though?