Takefuso Kubo has joined Getafe for the 2nd half of the season. He failed to make an impact at his previous club Villarreal, as Unai Emery did not play him enough.
The young prodigy, Kubo managed a meagre 291 minutes in the league for the club. He made more appearances in the Europa League where he scored once and provided 3 assists.
Getafe have also signed Carles Alena
Kubo will link up with Barcelona’s Carles Aleñá after the midfielder made the move from Barcelona to Getafe earlier. Kubo signed for Madrid in 2020 and spent the previous season on loan at Mallorca, racking up 36 appearances. However, his stint at Villarreal did not live up to the expectations of the Madrid hierarchy.
Getafe will pick up the player’s salary of €2.5m a year with the Madrid-based side also paying Villarreal a portion of the loan fee they agreed with the Bernabéu for the initial deal last summer
Madrid are also satisfied after finding a home for Kubo where he will be afforded the time he lacked at Villarreal. Getafe’s president had already given his approval to the thought of signing Kubo.
The club president Angel Torres said: “Kubo wants to come to Getafe. Yes, another reinforcement could be Carles Alena, but we are not going to go crazy.”
A statement from the Blancos read: “Real Madrid and Getafe have agreed the loan of Takefusa Kubo until the end of the season.”
Kubo will be eager to make a positive impact in new surroundings, with there still plenty of potential to be unlocked in his game. He wants to impress Zidane to build a successful career at Real Madrid. With good performances here he might feature in Zidane’s plans in the next season.