The Japanese is aware of Liverpool's interest and dictates the timing
Takefusa Kubo, the 22-year-old young Japanese talent, has decided to postpone a transfer move until the end of the season despite interest from Liverpool. Kubo, currently at Real Sociedad, has communicated with those around him and the team his desire to stay in Donosti until the end of the campaign.
Liverpool, in turn, had already contacted Kubo before the winter market opened and had shown serious interest in the player. Despite the English club's persistence Kubo has maintained a firm stance to continue with his current team. He's happy about the interest, but rejects any move at this point.
Kubo and his decision to stay at Real Sociedad
Despite the tempting prospect of joining a team of Liverpool's stature, which currently has few pure wingers such as Salah and Luis Díaz, Kubo has opted for stability and continuity in his footballing development. The Japanese player also rejected lucrative offers from clubs such as Al Nassr, who offered him more than 20 million per season.
His commitment to remain in Europe and his desire to compete in major tournaments show that he is focused on developing as a player and achieving his sporting ambitions. This decision not only reflects his professional maturity, but also a clear vision of his long-term career. Furthermore, Kubo's prioritization of continued development and stability at Real Sociedad shows a deep understanding of the importance of establishing himself at a club before taking the next big step in his career.
Kubo's future and the role of Real Madrid
Kubo's contractual situation with Real Sociedad is complex as Real Madrid retains 50% of the rights to a future sale as well as a right of first refusal. This means that if a club reaches an agreement with Real Sociedad, Madrid could win Kubo back by paying 30 million euros and adjusting the salary offer.
Kubo is currently competing with Japan at the Asian Cup in Qatar. His absence is felt at Real Sociedad, although the team managed to maintain a good performance throughout their participation in the tournament. Depending on Japan's progress in the competition, it could be a few more weeks before Kubo returns to Donosti, but what is certain is that his future lies with Real Sociedad for now and not Liverpool or another European destination.