FC Tokyo Release Statement on Takefusa Kubo’s Real Madrid Transfer Saga

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Earlier, there was confirmation that La Liga giants Real Madrid had signed Japanese wonder kid, Takefusa Kubo from Tokyo FC. The irony was that Kubo was a product from FC Barcelona and joined Tokyo FC after 4 years with the Spanish side. Their plan was to allow the Japanese youngster to mature and then recall him when the time was right.

Unfortunately, it looked like they waited a little too long and rivals, Real Madrid swooped in for the kill. Further rubbing salt in their wounds, is the fact that they have a transfer ban imposed on them. In light of Kubo’s transfer to Real Madrid, Tokyo FC released a statement.

“Thank you very much for your continued support.”

“First of all, I would like to apologize to the fans and supporters regarding the fact that this media release announcement was preceded by some media, and that it was the timing before the official game.”

“Kubo Kenei has recently decided to make a complete transfer to Real Madrid. As a club, I had a strong feeling that I would like you to fight in order to raise petri in Tokyo together, but it turned out like this.”

Kubo’s growth, as you can see from this season’s play so far, has become a representative of Japan and a player with great potential. As a club, we hope to grow more than ever, and to lead the Japanese soccer world by becoming a leading player in the world. Thank you for your continued support to Kubo.

Real Madrid
Takefusa Kubo

Kubo joined the FC Tokyo U-15 team from FC Barcelona back in May 2015. The youngster viewed FC Tokyo as a stepping stone to his growth as a professional football player. It is also worth noting that ever since he joined the club, Takefusa Kubo expressed a desire to play abroad.

When he turned 18 two weeks ago, FC Tokyo made an offer, along with several other clubs. Looking at the team situation of FC Tokyo, Kubo still wanted to remain with the team. However, in the end they made the decision to select the world’s best club, Real Madrid.

The statement concluded, “The season still continues. Our goal for ‘a strong and loved team’ does not change. The team will be united in the team including players and staff under the direction of winning the title, sharing joy with the fans and supporters, and thinking ‘this year is the future’.”

Finally, I would like to make an opportunity to greet fans and supporters more than Kubo players, but it will be reported as soon as it is decided because it depends on Kubo’s schedule in the future.”