Real Madrid sign 'Japanese Messi' Takefusa Kubo

FC Tokyo's Takefusa Kubo set to make Real Madrid move

‘Japanese Messi’ Kubo set for Real Madrid move

Real Madrid are not messing around during this transfer window, having already secured the signing of five players.

Japan's Takefusa Kubo takes part in a training session in Sao Paulo June 13, 2019.

Real Madrid are set to continue their summer spending with the arrival of Japanese starlet Takefusa Kubo.

Just days after making his national team debut against El Salvador in a pre-Copa America friendly, the 18-year-old has agreed terms with Real Madrid with details to be announced in the near future. "An attacking midfielder of excellent technique, very skilled, with vision of game, great dribble and goal".

Barcelona have kept tabs on the player since, but Real Madrid now look to be the front-runners to sign Kubo, whose dribbling skills made him a YouTube hit as a small boy. The Japan global was a youth player for the Blaugrana from 2011 till 2015 and even finished his first full season with seventy-four goals in thirty games.

His first Spanish stint ended in hard circumstances as, following three seasons in the Barcelona system, he returned to Japan after the club was hit by a transfer ban for breaching Federation Internationale de Football Association rules on the recruitment of junior players from overseas.

At just 18 years of age, Kubo has already made his full Japan worldwide debut (on the 9th of June against El Salvador).

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