Kubo flagged his concerns at La Ceramica early, and Florentino Perez travelled to Villarreal to speak with his young charge. Madrid quickly realised a change of scenery was best, so they expedited the move to Getafe as per Marca.
Madrid see Kubo as a cornerstone of their future project, and couldn’t countenance him spending an entire season on the bench. If he didn’t occupy a foreign position in the squad there’s even a chance he could have stayed with Zinedine Zidane‘s squad this season.
Eder Militao, Rodrygo and Vinicius all occupy that position at the moment, but there’s a good chance not all of those Brazilians will be at Madrid next season. The Japanese could be in line to play an important role at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2021/22.