Japanese striker Takefusa Kubo joined Real capital of Spain on Friday, with the Spanish La Liga club hailing the 18-year-old as “one of the foremost promising children in world football”.
Details of the deal weren’t disclosed however Spanish newspaper Marca aforesaid Real have paid FC Tokyo a 2 million monetary unit ($2.25 million) transfer fee, whereas Kubo was expected to possess signed a five-year contract.
“Takefusa Kubo can are available in to strengthen the territorial dominion ranks next season,” La Liga facet Real aforesaid in a very statement on their web site.
“A technically precocious and vastly proficient assaultive midfielder, he possesses terrific vision, fast feet and has a watch for goal.”
Kubo, UN agency created his Japan debut against Salvador earlier this month, affected for table-topping J League facet FC Tokyo.
He is presently in Brazil with the remainder of Hajime Moriyasu’s Japan squad getting ready for the Copa America, that begins in a while Friday. Samurai Blue’s 1st game is against Chile on a weekday.
Kubo’s arrival in the capital of Spain won’t be his 1st style of a Spanish football game, having joined Barcelona’s celebrated La Masia youth academy aged 9.
Nicknamed the ‘Japanese Messi’, Kubo was specific for a future at the Nou Camp however came to Japan when Barcelona was found vicious of youth transfer breaches and handed a 14-month transfer ban by FIFA.
Real capital of Spain, below-returning boss Zinedine Zidane, area unit creating sweeping changes following an unsatisfactory, trophy-less campaign last season.
Kubo joins the likes of Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard, striker Luka Jovic and defender Ferland Mendy in creating moves to the Santiago Bernabeu in instant weeks.