Celtic claims to be interested in signing Real Madrid wonderkid Takefusa Kubo, Spain reports. AS report Kubo, 19, is drawing the attention of a whopping 29 clubs, one of them being on the side of the Parkhead.

Any deal, given Paris Saint-Germain ‘s urge to sign it permanently, would be a loan transfer for the midfielder who has a £227million jaw-dropping release clause.

So if Neil Lennon pursues a loan attempt to secure him, Celtic must be up to the likes of Barcelona, Lazio, and a host of Spanish clubs. Kubo has been to Mallorca this season and is set to appear in the league fixture on Wednesday night against his parent club.

Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane has proposed the seven-time Japan cap in his squad next season. But he probably won’t be making it as one of three non-EU players allowed by the club under La Liga rules.

This means he ‘s likely to go out on loan again for the 2020/21 season and Madrid is prioritizing a move that will get him some European experience. Kubo ‘s popularity in Japan is astronomical-eight of Mallorca ‘s 10 most-observed La Liga fixtures, and a clash with Villareal has generated more viewers this season than El Clasico.

Japanese games company Konami-Pro Evolution Soccer franchise manufacturers with whom Celtic has a commercial deal-has signed a six-figure sponsorship with Mallorca, thanks to him.

Next season will be an important one for Kubo on the international level, as Japan is aiming for seal qualification in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

And he is also desperate to be a star at home Olympic Games in Tokyo, which the coronavirus pandemic has postponed until next year.


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