Real Madrid send Japan starlet Takefusa Kubo on loan to Mallorca

Takefusa Kubo recently starred for Japan at the Tokyo Olympics, scoring three goals in six matches to help the Samurai Blue reach the semi-finals of the men's football competition. Kaz Photography/Getty Images

Takefusa Kubo will continue his development away from Real Madrid for a third consecutive year, after the LaLiga giants agreed to loan him to Mallorca for the 2021-22 season.

The move -- confirmed by Real on Wednesday evening -- will see the 20-year-old ply his trade with Mallorca for a second time, following a successful loan spell back in 2019-20 which saw him make 35 league appearances and score four goals.

Kubo has been highly rated since he came through Barcelona's famed La Masia academy but is still waiting for his first-team breakthrough at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Last season, the fleet-footed attacker had loan spells at both Villarreal and Getafe, where he also ended up with an Europa League winner's medal even though he only spent the first half of the campaign with the former.

More recently, Kubo starred for the Japan side that reached the semi-finals of the men's football competition at the Tokyo Olympics, netting three goals in six matches to finish as the tournament's joint-third highest scorer.