Journalist Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid are keenly observing the performances of Real Sociedad winger Takefusa Kubo. This is because the team from the Spanish capital still has the option of signing him back.
As of today, although Kubo’s name has made it to the list of potential targets, the Madrid management is not rushing into making a decision. They want to buy their due time before drawing a conclusion.
Real Madrid’s luck with former players
Real Madrid have conceded two goals in four games this season. Ironically, both of them have been scored by their former players. Against Almeria, a certain Sergio Arribas was on the scoresheet while against Getafe, Borja Mayoral was the huntsman.
Tonight, as Madrid prepare to take on Sociedad, they will brace themselves for two more former players, namely, Kubo and Alvaro Odriozola. Judging by the look of things, it is only logical to think that Madrid will be extra cautious while dealing with the two.
Kubo an important player for Sociedad
Ever since joining Real Sociedad, Kubo has held a significant role within the team. The Japanese talent has discovered his ideal environment at Sociedad, and his on-field maturity has drawn attention both for his contributions and the positive impact he brings to his team.
The 22-year-old signed for Madrid in 2018, but he never got to make a first-team appearance. During his time as a Madrid player, he played for three different teams, namely, Mallorca, Villarreal, and Getafe.
Madrid’s purchase option
In July 2022, he was granted a permanent move to Real Sociedad, although in this deal, Madrid reserved the repurchase option.
In Valdebebas, there has never been a desire to permanently part ways with the Japanese player, but there is also a clear understanding with the footballer that lifelong commitments are not feasible.
Madrid have always considered him a potential addition to the Real Madrid first team, reminiscent of past scenarios with players like Fran García or Brahim.
Now, talks have resurfaced regarding the future of the Japanese, his potential release onto the transfer market, and Real Madrid’s careful assessment for the upcoming season.
In that regard, it is said that the forward is entering the final season of a potential return and the dream of donning the royal white of Real Madrid.
In Valdebebas, they closely observe, assess, and analyze all the players nurtured under their guidance. However, it’s still premature to make a definitive decision about Kubo’s future, though his name is clearly a topic of intense consideration.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.