Takefusa Kubo is a 17-year-old forward who is currently on loan at Japanese club Yokohama F. Marinos from FC Tokyo.
Between 2011 and 2015, the teenager was at Barcelona’s famous academy La Masia and was forced to leave the La Liga winners due to the FIFA sanction, explain Mundo Deportivo.
Since leaving the Blaugrana, the Japanese attacker always dreamed of returning to the Catalan club and the report claims it is likely to be fulfilled later this year, if there are no late dramas or twists.
Barcelona have followed the player’s development even after he returned to his homeland.
Kabo will turn 18 on June 4th and after that, he is eligible to join any club of his choice, even if it is outside Asia. He’s so far ‘aroused interest’ from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, who are keen on securing the youngster’s services.
Mundo claims the player has preferred to join the Spanish champions, which according to them is his second home. Barcelona have reached an ‘agreement in principle’ with FC Tokyo to bring Kabo back to the club.
Sources close to Camp Nou claim there is also a pact with Kabo and FC Tokyo for the former to return to Barcelona, where he will join their B team in the summer.
Despite interest from City and PSG, Kabo’s desire is to re-join Barcelona in order to fulfil his long dream of becoming the first Japanese player to play for Barca’s first team.