After an excellent season with
, in which despite the Balearic team's relegation he was the best footballer of the season,
was looking forward to his transfer to
It was a club with a football model that could favor the projection of the Japanese midfielder, who at
19 years of age
and due to his non-EU status still had no place in the
Real Madrid first team
In addition, the yellow submarine disputed the
, which improved the staging of a Kubo, which is already a star in Japan.
But in the
Estadio de la Cerámica
things have not turned out as the footballer and Madrid wanted.
four goals, five assists and 2,300 minutes in Palma
became two starts out of thirteen possible in the League and
a goal on the first day of the Europa League
, the competition where he has played the most minutes (
five starts and 375 minutes
, almost 100 more than in the League) and in which he has also added three assists.
, in his first Spanish adventure after passing through
Arsenal and PSG
, has not had regular contact with the Asian and the footballer has not been able to turn his role around, unless with the passage of weeks.
"He confirmed that he was looking for a way out because he plays less than he thinks he has to play," Emery said a few days ago.
"At no time have we said that we want him to come out, but from then on I look for players who think of Villarreal. His behavior is good and when he has had his head at Villarreal he has helped us. He
still lacks things but he has potential to continue growing
, with patience and accumulating minutes and experiences. But he considers that in his situation he needs to play more. "
His environment and Madrid began to work in December on a solution for the winter market, with positive results: Kubo, who has not played a single minute since
Leioa - Villarreal on December 16 in the Copa del Rey
, will play until the end of season in
This has been announced by Madrid, aware of the need to seek an alternative to the situation of its young star.
At the Bernabéu they have high hopes for the footballer, both sportingly and commercially, and he is wanted in the future under
, Kubo will meet a vertical coach with character like
, in need of players with more talent than those he has on the squad.
The azulones have been in free fall since the return of football after confinement, and right now they are in
16th position in the table
, one point above relegation, and have just fallen in the
Copa del Rey
The coach is betting on a midfield formed by
Arambarri and Maksimovic
, fixed for him, with
, omnipresent, on the left, and the occupant of the right wing has been changing during these first months of the season.
That is where Kubo will have to work, who already started from that position in
and in the minutes he has had in Villarreal.
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