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Liverpool is eyeing a move for Japanese international Takefusa Kubo this summer, but they may need to act swiftly to secure his signature. According to Mundo Deportivo, Tottenham and Manchester United are also in the race. Tottenham has reportedly made an offer, although it falls short of Kubo’s release clause of around $63.4m (£50m/€59.3m). This scenario presents an opportunity for Liverpool to pursue Kubo as a potential long-term replacement for Mohamed Salah, whose future remains uncertain as he enters the final year of his contract at Anfield.

So, what do we know about Kubo? delves into his career journey and what he could bring to Anfield under manager Arne Slot. Kubo’s football journey began in Japan, where Barcelona discovered him at the age of eight. He joined their famed La Masia academy at ten in 2011 and spent four years in Europe. However, due to Barcelona’s violation of FIFA’s international transfer policy on under-18 players, Kubo became ineligible to play for the club and returned to Japan in 2015, signing with FC Tokyo.

Kubo’s talent soon attracted another European giant, Real Madrid, who signed him on a five-year deal in 2019. After featuring in pre-season, Kubo was loaned out to Mallorca, where he made his La Liga debut. He had further loan spells at Villarreal and Getafe before returning to Mallorca in 2021. The following year, Kubo moved to Real Sociedad on a permanent deal, having never made a senior appearance for Real Madrid. Since joining Real Sociedad, Kubo has scored 16 goals and provided eight assists in 65 league appearances. He also has four goals in 35 appearances for Japan, often playing alongside Liverpool’s Wataru Endo.

Nicknamed ‘the Japanese Messi,’ Kubo was once tipped to become one of the best players in the world. Despite the pressure of such a moniker, the 23-year-old has managed to thrive. “Being called the Japanese Messi is an honor and makes me proud, but I’m still not at his level and I prefer to concentrate on my abilities and strengths,” Kubo said in 2019.

For those unfamiliar with Kubo’s style of play, FBref offers insight by listing players similar to him, including Said Benrahma, Mykhailo Mudryk, Jack Grealish, and Nico Williams. Like Salah, Kubo is a left-footed attacker who primarily operates from the right. Speaking to France Football in 2020, Kubo expressed his aspirations: “My dream has always been to become one of the best players and I won’t stop working to achieve that. I’ve always said that my goal was to play for Real Madrid and I work for that, doing the best job I can even if I don’t know what will happen. I love being able to play football in one of the best leagues in the entire world.”

Liverpool’s interest in Kubo is understandable given his potential and impressive performances. However, with competition from other top clubs and his significant release clause, securing his transfer could be a challenging but worthwhile pursuit for the Reds.

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