Real Madrid Confirm Signing Of 'Japanese Messi' Takefusa Kubo

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

After his release, Barcelona had kept tabs on Kubo's progression but dropped out of the running before Madrid acted quickly to secure the youngster's services.

Kubo has reportedly signed a six-year deal with the club and will initially be under the watchful eye of Real legend Raul Gonzalez in the club's reserve team, Real Castilla.

Madrid moved in ahead of Barcelona by signing Kubo, as the Catalans had him in their ranks as a youth but was one of the players that led to their 2014 Federation Internationale de Football Association sanction and he returned to Japan.

In a statement on their website the club confirmed the signing, also revealing he'll be joining their Castilla side, "Takefusa Kubo (06/04/2001, Kanagawa, Japan) will reinforce Castilla next season. An attacking midfielder of excellent technique, very skilled, with vision of game, great dribble and goal".

Federation Internationale de Football Association gave the Catalan giants a transfer embargo over signing foreign players under the age of 18 and the club had to let him go.

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The FC Tokyo star, who is said to have attracted interest from Barcelona, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Los Blancos, recently came off the bench to make his national debut for Japan in their 2-0 victory over El Salvador on 9 June.

This is coming after the Los Blancos unveiled forward, Eden Hazard, on Thursday.

Kubo scored four goals and registered as many assists in 13 league games for FC Tokyo last season which has seen him included in the 2019 Copa America squad.

Will Kuba end up being the next Messi or just another hyped up failure?

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