The former Arsenal coach has revealed that the Japanese forward is unhappy with his role with the Yellow Submarine and is ready to leave in January in search of playing time elsewhere.

Takefusa Kubo wants to leave the club

Unai Emery explained his decision to drop Takefusa Kubo from Villarreal’s team to face Levante on Saturday at Estadio de la Ceramica. The former Arsenal coach has revealed that the Japanese forward is unhappy with his role with the Yellow Submarine and is ready to leave in January in search of playing time elsewhere. “I spoke to Kubo two days ago and asked him about the information coming in, whether he wants to stay or leave,” said Emery after Villarreal’s 2-1 win over Levante. “He confirmed that he is looking for a way out because he plays less than he thinks he should play. We never said we wanted him to leave. I’m looking for players who think of Villarreal.”

“His behaviour is good, and when he got his head at Villarreal, he has helped us. He still lacks things, but he can keep growing with patience and more playing minutes and experience. But he thinks he needs to play more in his situation”. Getafe have already expressed interest in Kubo and are reportedly in advanced negotiations to seal the Real Madrid loanee’s acquisition in January.