MALLORCA

Real Marid man Kubo on loan at Mallorca shows his skills

Mallorca's Japanese midfielder, on loan from Real Madrid, produced some silky skills to get the ball in the back of the net.

19-year-old Takefusa Kubo is currently on loan with Mallorca, from parent club Real Madrid, who he joined in June 2019, on a five-year-deal. Between 2011 and 2015 he was part of Barcelona's youth set-up, but was forced to leave after Barcelona were punished for lack of transpareny in transfers of minors, and when Barça had the chance to bring him back they decided not to. The episode has been described by Barcelona coaching staff as, "the biggest mistake Barcelona have made in many years..."