KEY POINTS

  • Real Madrid is planning to offer a contract extension for Takefusa Kubo
  • Kubo has been dreaming of becoming a star in Real Madrid
  • The attacker dubbed "Japanese Lionel Messi" is focused on his second season on loan at Real Mallorca

Real Madrid could finally bring in a talented attacking midfielder who has long been waiting for his time.

After sending Takefusa Kubo out on loan to Real Mallorca this past summer, Real Madrid is now ready to offer the youngster a fresh set of terms, Spanish outlet AS reported, citing Cadena SER.

The 20-year-old has spent his first three seasons away from Bernabeu, but the report said that Real Madrid now wants to extend Kubo's deal which is eyed to run until 2024.

Should the deal push through, Kubo could finally fulfill his dream of representing Los Blancos.

"I've always said that my aim was to play for Real Madrid. That is what I'm working towards and I'm doing the best I can,” Kubo said in an interview in 2020.

Takefusa Kubo Takefusa Kubo of RCD Mallorca looks on prior to the Liga match between RCD Mallorca and Granada CF at Iberostar Estadi on July 16, 2020 in Mallorca, Spain. Photo: Getty Images/Quality Sport Images

Ironically, the attacker dubbed as “Japanese Lionel Messi ” started his career at Barcelona's youth academy, the Spanish rivals of Real Madrid.

However, Kubo insisted that there has been a strong interest from Real Madrid that he is not putting to waste.

“After turning 18, I had the chance to choose a team and I chose Real Madrid because of their interest in me. I’m very grateful,” Kubo explained in 2020. “And now I’m a big Madrid fan. [My dream is] to be a great player and to do great things at Real Madrid.”

“Also for Japan,” he added. “It all depends on me and I will have a place at Real Madrid. I’m going to keep working and I’ll wait for my opportunity. When it arrives, I won’t waste it.”

On Wednesday, Kubo finally made his debut at Bernabeu. However, it was a bittersweet moment as he was playing for Real Madrid’s rivals Real Mallorca.

At the moment, Kubo wants to make the most of his time with his loaning club and wants to make his mark on his “second” campaign.

“I have a good memory of this club [Real Mallorca] from my first spell here,” Takefusa recently told The Athletic. “And the second stage can always be better. I have come back with lots of ambition, I want to earn my place here and do important things with this club.”

Unfortunately, Kubo will have to sit out a couple of Real Mallorca’s next games after hurting his knee during the game against Real Madrid.

“Yesterday, I suffered an injury to my knee in a set of the game in the first half that will take me off the pitch for a while, although it is not serious.” Kubo wrote on Instagram.