The position of manager for the Red Devils, Erik ten Hag, is in danger as the Red Devils have struggled to get off to a good start in the Premier League.
United is now in 10th place in the standings going into the international break, and a thrilling 2-1 victory over Brentford has provided some momentary comfort; the victory also helped United move up one spot.
However, scouts from Old Trafford have already taken note of 22-year-old Kubo as a player who may perhaps join the team.
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This is according to the Spanish publication Fichajes, which asserts that the player is being followed by United following an exceptional start to the season in which he has five goals and two assists in just nine games across all competitions. Fichajes claims that this player is being watched by United after an outstanding start to the season.
However, a 50% sell-on clause that Real Madrid and Real Sociedad agreed to following the player’s exit from the Bernabeu in 2022 might potentially prevent a transaction from going through.
Given that Los Blancos is obviously anxious to acquire the most amount of money feasible for the player, the provision has the potential to become a barrier in the way of further negotiations.
Kubo, on the other hand, is obligated to play with Real Sociedad until 2027 and has been given a “outstanding” rating by the same evaluation.
It is possible that the Japanese forward may replace Jadon Sancho, who hasn’t been as efficient recently while playing for Ten Hag.
After the 23-year-old player publicly criticized the manager Erik ten Hag and refused to provide an apology, he was kicked from the first-team practice and banned from the facility. Additionally, it is anticipated that he will leave the team in the month of January.
Kubo would be an excellent addition to a United front line that has struggled so far this season because to the continued problems that the club is having on the right flank.
According to what Fabrizio Romano told CaughtOffside in the past, there is a possibility that Manchester United may be able to get Pedro Neto in the month of January. However, this will depend on whether or not the Red Devils are willing to make substantial signings during the winter transfer window.
Should Erik Ten Hag and the club make the decision to go after Kubo, it is likely that they will have to wait until the summer of 2024 before they can do so.