La Liga

Confirmed: Takefusa Kubo leaves Real Madrid for Villarreal

The 19-year-old has joined the Yellow Submarine on loan for the duration of the 2020-21 season

7:02pm on Wednesday 5th August 2020
Martin Macdonald

Real Madrid youngster Takefusa Kubo has joined Villarreal for the upcoming La Liga season.

The 19-year-old spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Mallorca and impressed during his spell, even with the club suffering relegation.

Mallorca pursued another loan deal, but Real Madrid reportedly wished for him to continue his development in the top flight, with Osasuna and Celta interested in a loan deal as well as Villarreal.

Villarreal ultimately won the race thanks to the efforts of Unai Emery, whose influence in working with young players throughout his career swung things in favour of his side, according to AS.

There are no current plans for Kubo to leave Real Madrid on a permanent basis as they view him as a future star, with him potentially taking up one of their non-EU registration slots for the season after next.

Latest news

Premier League

Premier League injuries and suspensions: Spurs face anxious Kane wait

Check out our regularly updated list tracking all of the latest unavailable players in England's top division.

  • 4 hours
Player Ratings

Everton 2-2 Tottenham Player Ratings: Kane save Spurs after Reguilon nightmare

In a vital Premier League encounter, Everton and Tottenham cancelled each other out in a match that finished 2-2.

  • 5 hours
Predicted XI

Copa del Rey final team news: How Barcelona could line up against Athletic Bilbao

Ronald Koeman's side will be seeking a first Copa del Rey win in three years when they meet the Basque outfit in this year’s final.

  • 17 hours
Predicted XI

FA Cup team news: How Chelsea and Manchester City could line up

The two Premier League giants enter their FA Cup semi-final on Saturday with near full strength squads

  • 18 hours
Player Ratings

Manchester United 2-0 Granada Player Ratings: Wan Bissaka stars as Cavani strikes

Man Utd won through to the semi-finals of the Europa League with a 2-0 win over Granada that sealed a 4-0 aggregate success.

  • 1 day
Player Ratings

Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal Player Ratings: Nico, Laca and Saka fire Gunners through

Arsenal cruised into the semi-finals of the Europa League thanks to a blistering 4-0 win over Slavia Prague, with three goals coming early.

  • 1 day

Most read