Chris Martin, the author of the book ‘La Masia’ about Barcelona’s Academy, said: “Barca always wanted a player of Kubo’s qualities.
“It’s sad that a player like Kubo has not found his place at Barca. Seeing him in Real Madrid is something that hurts Barcelona.”
Takefusa Kubo spent four years with Barcelona’s Academy before going back to Japan in 2015 in search of more first-team football.
The winger joined Real Madrid last year with the Blancos looking to develop the promising winger into one of football’s biggest superstars.