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Getafe reveal future plans for Real Madrid & Barcelona loanees

Takefusa Kubo, Carles Alena
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Struggling for minutes in the first half of the campaign, the Japanese winger and the Spanish midfielder, joined the Madrid side in January.

Getafe sporting director Angel Martin insists the club would be interested in signing Real Madrid and FC Barcelona loanees Takefusa Kubo and Carles Alena on a permanent basis.

Kubo found opportunities hard to come by during his loan spell at Villarreal in the first half of the season, having been restricted to just 291 minutes of La Liga action with Unai Emery’s side.

An abundance of talent in midfield for Barcelona means Carles Alena found himself deep down in Ronald Koeman’s pecking order, with the 23-year-old making a mere five appearances in the first half of 2020-21.

Kubo and Alena were picked up by Getafe in the January transfer market – and both have made an instant impact at the club.

There have been talks that the Japanese and the Spaniard could make a permanent move to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez at the end of the season, but Martin says it won’t be simple.

“[The transfer window] was difficult, especially because of the teams’ economic situation,” the sporting director told COPE.

“It has been impossible to agree anything. It was a strange market, because the summer one also came at the last minute. 

“Alena and Kubo were only loans, Barca know their player has a year left on his contract, and if the numbers talked about are within reach and the player is happy … But if the numbers are out of reach we will wish him the best of luck.” 

“Kubo is impossible, Madrid don’t even give you the purchase option, they have a lot of hopes for him.”