Real Madrid has loaned out 19-year-old Japan international Takefusa Kubo to Spanish La Liga rival Villareal, a source with knowledge of the matter said Friday.
Both the clubs and the Japan midfielder have agreed to the terms and a formal announcement will be made after he passes his medical.
Kubo, an electrifying talent, joined Real Madrid in 2019 from J-League first-division side FC Tokyo, and was promptly loaned out to Spanish top-flight side Mallorca. He scored four goals and recorded four assists in 35 games for Mallorca, who were relegated to the second division.
Fifth-place finishers this past season, Villareal will be competing in Europe next season. At the end of July, the club hired former Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery.