The Real Madrid teenager found first-team minutes challenging to come by under Unai Emery at Villarreal and pushed for an early exit from his two-year loan agreement with the Yellow Submarine.

Takefusa Kubo joins Getafe

Takefusa Kubo is keen to put his difficult start to the season with Villarreal behind. And he will join Getafe for the rest of the campaign. The Real Madrid teenager found first-team minutes challenging to come by under Unai Emery at Villarreal and pushed for an early exit from his two-year loan agreement with the Yellow Submarine. Kubo has featured 19 times for Villarreal but played only 687 minutes – 36 minutes per game on average – just two starts in LaLiga and five in the Europa League. His only goal came in Europe against Turkish outfit Sivasspor. Los Blancos welcomed the idea of ​​Kubo’s move as they believe he will get more playing time at Getafe.

Kubo marks Getafe’s first signing of the winter window, although Carles Alena appears ready to join from Barcelona on loan. For Real Madrid, this is the third time in the past year that a player on loan moves to another on a similar deal to find more opportunities. Andriy Lunin moved from Valladolid to Oviedo last season, while Jesús Vallejo cut his stint short with Wolves to move to Granada.