Florentino Pérez always looks for quality players, but he also carefully studies their marketing potential. Image rights are crucial for the well-being of the club, and he has been amazed by the potential earnings that Take Kubo could generate.
The calculations that have been made show that Takefusa Kubo could generate €100 million if he had a five-year contract with Real Madrid. This would mean approximately €20 million per year, thanks to his popularity in Asia, which is absolutely mind-boggling.
Combining the “Take Kubo” brand with Real Madrid would be a significant economic move for both parties, as long as the player is willing to give up 50% of his rights to the Madrid entity. This is a condition that Real Madrid imposes on the majority of its players, except for when dealing with franchise players.
Naturally, it’s not just the economic aspect that interests the Madrid board. Everyone believes that Kubo’s improvement has been impressive. He has become the leader of Real Sociedad’s attack, and his influence on the game is fundamental.
If he continues to show this level of performance throughout the season, it is most likely that Real Madrid will exercise their right of first refusal to sign the player. His release clause is set at €60 million, but for €33 million, he could once again become a Real Madrid player, provided that Take is willing to return.
His situation in the team would be completely different due to the lack of attacking resources. It is highly likely that he would request assurances of real opportunities in the team.