Here we go Even the reporter admits…Real Madrid’s Nippon Gubo love call is ‘steamed’

Here we go Even the reporter admits…Real Madrid’s Nippon Gubo love call is ‘steamed’

Spanish giants Real Madrid are seriously considering re-signing Japanese midfielder Takefusa Kubo.

Fabrizio Romano, a journalist specializing in the European football transfer market, wrote on his personal social media account on the 24th (KST), “What is the truth behind Manchester United’s interest? Real are keeping a close eye on Gubo’s future,” and exclusively reported that Real are considering bringing him back.

Gubo is no stranger to Spanish soccer, having grown up in the country from a young age. He joined Barcelona’s youth team in 2011 at the age of 10 and trained with them until 2015. However, he chose to return to Japan after FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) criticized Barcelona’s youth recruitment practices and punished the club.도메인

At the time, FIFA determined that Barcelona had violated a rule prohibiting the transfer of players under the age of 18 to foreign clubs and banned them from training and appearing in matches. Instead of continuing his development at Barcelona, Gubo opted to join FC Tokyo in Japan, where he made his J-League debut.

After a successful stint in the J-League, Gubo was given the opportunity to move to Barcelona’s rivals, Real. In 2019, Real’s second team, Castilla, picked up Gubo, and he was back in the Spanish game.

Surviving at Real wasn’t easy. At the time, Real had a number of global superstars like Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard, as well as talented Brazilian prospects like Hodrigo and Vinicius Junior, so there were few opportunities for Gubo to break through.

As Gouveau struggled to break into the first team, he decided to go out on loan to get some playing time. He spent time on loan at Villarreal, Mallorca, and Getafe, and during his second spell at Mallorca, he played alongside Lee Kang-in, who is now at Paris Saint-Germain.

Last summer, he chose to part ways with Real by moving to Real Sociedad outright. However, it wasn’t a complete parting of ways as Real retained 50% of his rights.

At Sociedad, Gubo has found his wings. In 35 league appearances last season, he scored nine goals and provided four assists, making him a key ace in the side. He was also recognized by the fans when he was named Sociedad Player of the Year.

This season, he hasn’t slowed down. With five goals and two assists in nine league games, he has the most offensive points in Sociedad. If you look at the entirety of La Liga, there is no winger who has been as outstanding as Gubo. In particular, he has been named man of the match in all four of his opening games, making him irreplaceable.

Real plan to bring back Gubo, who has developed into a top-level player in La Liga. Unlike when Gubo was at Real, the club doesn’t have much of an offense right now. Without a frontline striker, Judd Bellingham is playing as a fake number nine, and Vinicius Junior has been sidelined by injury after starting on the left wing.

The biggest problem was the tactical sacrifice of Hodriguez on the right wing, where his form dropped significantly. Hodriguez has gone 855 minutes without a goal. After scoring a goal in the opening match, he hasn’t scored since. Real plan to solve their striker problem by signing Gubo on a buy-back clause instead of Hodriguez.

Real had previously expressed interest in bringing Gubo back in September. At the time, it was reported that Real would only have to pay €30 million, or 50 percent of Gubo’s €60 million ($85.7 million) buyout clause.

Recent rumors have also suggested that United are planning to sign Gubo as a replacement for Jadon Sancho, but Romano, one of the most trusted sources on European football transfers, has now exclusively reported that Real’s interest is real, making it more likely that a deal will be finalized.

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