Takefusa Kubo completed a season-long loan move to Villarreal from Real Madrid on Monday and he’s made clear that he handpicked Unai Emery‘s side as the best club for his development.
There are rumours that the 19-year-old had as many as 30 offers to go out on loan, while Villarreal themselves paid a loan fee of 2.5 million euros plus incentives to secure the arrival of the playmaker.
“It’s the news, some of it is true and some of it isn’t,” Kubo said during his Villarrealpresentation.
“There were other offers, but this was the best and that’s why I’m here.”
The Japanese midfielder noted that he wants to focus all of his attention on Villarreal now, rather than keep being asked about Real Madrid.
“The intention is to only talk about Villarreal,” Kubo stated.
“I’m not thinking about anything else.
“I am 100 percent at the service of Villarreal and I hope it will be a great year.”
Kubo largely lined up as a right winger during his loan spell at Real Mallorca last season, so will that be the case at Villarreal?
“I’m willing to play anywhere, except as a defender or goalkeeper,” he joked.
“I was able to talk with the coach and some players, but I will be speaking with people at the club.”