It is now official - Takefusa Kubo will join Unai Emery’s new Villarreal project on a season long loan. 

Kubo will not only remain in Spain’s top flight, but he will now have the opportunity to test himself in Europe after the yellow submarine qualified for the Europa League last season. Emery and European competitions were both crucial to Kubo’s decision as he had half of Europe after his signature. All of Granada, Sevilla, Real Betis, Bayern Munich, and Ajax had shown genuine interest in Real Madrid’s talented youngster.