It's a major blow for Barca, which had Kubo from 10 years of age before he was forced to return to Japan as part of FIFA's crackdown on the global recruitment of junior talent.
Kubo is currently with the Japan squad for this month's Copa América.
¡Takefusa Kubo, nuevo jugador del @realmadrid! Reforzará al Castilla la próxima temporada. レアル・マドリードへようこそ！#RealMadrid | #LaFabricapic.twitter.com/SGRPgz6zvU — Cantera Real Madrid (@lafabricacrm) June 14, 2019
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