Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Real Sociedad winger Takefusa Kubo as a potential transfer target for the future, despite links with Manchester United.
That’s according to transfer news expert Fabrizio Romano in the latest edition of his exclusive column for the Daily Briefing, with the journalist also stating his opinion that Kubo is a top talent who could do a job for a bigger club, even if nothing is likely to happen imminently.
Man Utd could do with a replacement for Jadon Sancho as it looks like he’ll surely be leaving Old Trafford this January, but it remains to be seen if Kubo will be a realistic target for the Red Devils.
The talented young Japan international surely has a big future at the highest level of the game, but Real Madrid already seem to have earmarked him as someone who could be worth looking at.
“Jadon Sancho’s situation will also be important to see if they do something in the offensive positions or not,” Romano said.
“There is still no price for Sancho, it will be important to see if it’s a permanent transfer or a loan – they will be open to any opportunity, though of course they’d probably favour a permanent transfer. Still, they know that in January it won’t be easy to find someone willing to pay something in the region of, and this is just my opinion, £50-55m, is not going to be easy. There is no change at the moment, no apology from Sancho, so it looks 90% over between him and the club.
“In terms of replacing Sancho, there have been reports about Takefusa Kubo and in my opinion he would be a fantastic option, Kubo is a top player. But I’m afraid there’s absolutely nothing concrete happening there from what I’m told.
“Kubo is a crucial player for Real Sociedad, also Real Madrid are still keeping an eye on him for the future. I’m not aware of any talk with other clubs at this stage, and I don’t think it’s one for January honestly.”