Arsenal’s ambition to reinforce their squad during the January transfer window is apparent, and recent reports from Spain have unveiled their intent to enter into a fierce battle with Real Madrid for the signature of Real Sociedad’s talented winger, Takefuso Kubo.
At just 22 years of age, Kubo’s footballing prowess has already been on full display, with an impressive tally of 35 LaLiga appearances last season, during which he netted nine goals and provided seven assists. His exceptional form has seamlessly transitioned into the current season, where he has already notched four goals and contributed one assist in just six league outings.
Takefuso Kubo has also been a prominent figure on the international stage, having represented Japan in 27 games, where he found the net on two occasions. His market value, as assessed by Transfermarkt.com, currently stands at a notable €25 million, underlining his growing stature in the world of football.
Kubo’s journey has seen him spend three years with Real Madrid, where he struggled to secure a spot in the starting lineup. However, the summer of 2022 marked a significant turning point as he made the switch to Real Sociedad.
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Intriguingly, the move to Sociedad came with a notable twist, as Real Madrid included a buyback clause in the deal, valuing Kubo at €30 million. Additionally, his contract contains a release clause of €60 million, an amount that could trigger his departure from the club.
According to reports emanating from Spain, as cited by The Hard Tackle, Arsenal is prepared to take a bold step in the January transfer window. The Gunners are reportedly ‘ready’ to activate Kubo’s €60 million release clause, setting the stage for a potential high-stakes transfer tussle. Arsenal’s pursuit of Takefuso Kubo promises to be a captivating narrative in the upcoming transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.