Real Madrid have taken a decision regarding the future of Japanese wonderkid Takefusa Kubo, who was recently linked with a move to Celtic.
Celtic is one of the best places for young players to develop their games. We have seen multiple players flourish at Parkhead over the last few seasons and go on to become superstars. Virgil van Dijk is the best example as he finished to Lionel Messi in the Ballon d’Or next year.
As a result, it is only that many clubs want to send their youngsters to Parkhead to develop. And so loan deals have become a norm for the Scottish champions in recent times.
Thus, there were hopes that the club could lure Takefusa Kubo away from Real Madrid on loan this season. The Japanese was absolutely brilliant for Mallorca last season and is already one of the most trickiest wingers in La Liga.
At the age of just 19, he has years to grow as a footballer. But to be very honest, he would not make the Real Madrid first-team. Thus, the best option for him would be for him to be sent out on loan. This is where Celtic come into the equation.
Celtic could provide him with European experience and have a proven track record when it comes to developing youngsters. Looking from a distance, it looks like a perfect step for Kubo’s future and Spanish oultet AS had even linked them with the Japanese wonderkid.
But it looks like Real Madrid are interested in keeping him in Spain instead of letting him go. According to ESPN, they want him to join either Sevilla or Real Sociedad.
If the rumours are indeed true then it is bad news for Celtic. Kubo could have been great back up to Forrest on the right wing. But it looks like The Hoops’ search continues for the time being.