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Osasuna, Betis and Granada lead Takefusa Kubo race

Osasuna, Real Betis and Granada are the frontrunners to sign Real Madrid sensation Takefusa Kubo on loan next season, AS reports.

The 19-year-old, who spent this season at Real Mallorca, is wanted all across the world.

As of late June, a total of 29 clubs had contacted Real Madrid for him, including French giants PSG.

The Parisians would want Kubo permanently though, an idea Madrid will not even entertain.

After recent stories that Real Sociedad could grab him, AS claims that three other clubs lead the pack.

A move to Osasuna is gaining more viability, while Betis and Granada are the other favourites.

Most La Liga clubs have asked about Kubo, including Sevilla, Celta, Alavés and newly-promoted Huesca.

Sevilla want Kubo on a two-year loan with an option to buy, two conditions Madrid will not consider.

Their local rivals Betis are more feasible, but it will be crucial to know the plans of new boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Ajax and Lazio have not given up on Kubo yet, but everything points to him remaining in Spain.

Kubo the phenom

Above all, Kubo wants regular game time, a club that will allow him to play 40 games in a season.

Between the loan fee and player’s wages, the team that loans Kubo will be investing over €5m.

Kubo’s appeal comes not only from his phenomenal talent, but the interest from his homeland.

The teenage maestro is highly regarded in Japan with many tuning in to watch him for Mallorca this year.

Kubo made 35 league appearances for Mallorca this term, contributing four goals and five assists.

SourceDiario AS

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