Ex-Barca starlet Kubo: "Real Madrid are the best in the world"
- Former La Masia player sings praises to Real Madrid amid his move to Galacticos.
- He was previously called "the Japanese Messi" due to his technical skills and vision.
"In Japan, there is a lot of passion for Real Madrid and I am very proud to play for the best club in the world."
Takefusa is also well-known for his nickname "the Japanese Messi" which he gained during his stay at La Masia academy.
However, the player has become a sacrifice of a transfer ban in 2015 as the Catalan club was found to have violated FIFA's transfer policy rules for U-18 youths. After that, he returned to Japan to play for the J-League side Tokyo and then moved to Los Blancos for a fee of €2m.