La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up the prospect of cashing in on 20-year-old Japanese attacking prospect Takefusa Kubo.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Real Madrid could cash in on Takefusa Kubo in the summer transfer window. The 20-year-old attacking prospect is a target for RCD Mallorca, where he is currently on loan, and several other clubs.

Widespread reports claimed Real Madrid struck a coup by signing Takefusa Kubo from FC Tokyo in July 2019. The Japanese international had previously spent a short stint at Barcelona before being forced to leave the Catalan club after a breach of signing international youth players.

But since joining Real Madrid, the 20-year-old is yet to establish a foothold in the first-team setup and has instead embarked on loan spells at several Spanish clubs. Kubo’s best stints have come at RCD Mallorca, where he spent the 2019/20 season and is currently in his second spell after returning to the club last summer.

While a tally of six goals and eight assists in 59 appearances might not be all too impressive, Kubo has done well to become a key figure for Mallorca. And Los Piratas will attempt to permanently sign the Japanese attacking prospect from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, with an offer in the works.

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The Merengues are weighing up the prospect of cashing in on the youngster despite earlier reports suggesting he could be incorporated in the first-team setup next season. But with Kylian Mbappe set to join Real Madrid on a Bosman move in the summer transfer window, it is hard to see how Kubo will fit in the scheme of things.

To that end, a permanent departure could serve the 20-year-old and Real Madrid well, especially with Los Blancos likely to insert a clause in his deal. The transfer could be concluded at around €15 million, with Mallorca reserving only 50 per cent of his rights. The remaining will rest with Real Madrid.

The Spanish giants have agreed to such deals with other clubs for several players, including Fran Garcia, who is coincidentally a target for Real Madrid. Reserving 50 per cent of Kubo’s rights could enable Real Madrid to bring him back to the Santiago Bernabeu in future without paying over the top.

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