Arsenal will look to sign Real Sociedad winger Takefuso Kubo

Arsenal are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to bolster their squad during the forthcoming January transfer window. Recent reports emerging from Spain have shed light on their determined pursuit of Real Sociedad’s dynamic winger, Takefuso Kubo, setting the stage for a potential showdown with European giants Real Madrid.

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Despite being just 22 years old, Kubo has already made a significant impact in the footballing world. Last season, he featured in an impressive 35 LaLiga matches, registering nine goals and seven assists. His exceptional form has seamlessly carried over into the current campaign, with four goals and one assist in a mere six league appearances.

Beyond his club exploits, Kubo has been a key contributor to the Japanese national team, amassing 27 caps and finding the net on two occasions. His market value, as assessed by, currently stands at a commendable €25 million, a testament to his burgeoning reputation.

Kubo’s football journey has seen him spend three years with Real Madrid, where he encountered challenges in breaking into the starting lineup. However, the summer of 2022 marked a pivotal juncture in his career as he made the switch to Real Sociedad.

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What adds intrigue to this tale is the inclusion of a buyback clause worth €30 million in Kubo’s transfer to Sociedad, a clear indication of Real Madrid’s interest in retaining his services. Additionally, his contract features a release clause of €60 million, a sum that could trigger his departure from the club.

Reports from Spain suggest that Arsenal are poised to make a bold move in the January transfer market. The Gunners are reportedly ‘ready’ to activate Kubo’s €60 million release clause, setting the stage for a potential high-stakes tug-of-war with Real Madrid. Arsenal’s pursuit of Takefuso Kubo is poised to be a captivating narrative as the transfer window unfolds.

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Enzo Cattaneo

Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

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