Reports in France last month had made Nîmes’ firm interest known and with the club seeking to beat Montpellier to Cubas’ signature, Sporting Director Reda Hammache will be pleased that the deal is now complete.
Cubas has proved an outstanding signing for Talleres since arriving in 2018 and having made 38 appearances for the club, scoring one goal in that time, the 24-year-old now has a shot at redemption. An opportunity to make good on the huge potential once touted as an academy product at Boca Juniors.
Drawing praise from the likes of Juan Román Riquelme when first breaking into the Boca first team squad as a teenager, Copa Libertadores winning defensive midfielder Mauricio ‘Chicho’ was quoted after seeing Cubas: “I was really excited; he is a guy that has no ceiling. He is heading to be part of the history of Boca.”
Ultimately it has been away from La Bombonera that Cubas has eventually shone. A loan with Pescara produced just one solitary appearance before the youngster’s swift return, a spell at Defensa y Justicia proved more fruitful and then as a makeweight in the deal that took Emanuel Reynoso to Boca, it was in Córdoba that Cubas settled.
A busy, bustling ball winner despite his diminutive frame, Cubas is also useful in possession and links play from deep doing enough to convince Paraguay that the former Argentina under-20 international was worth a call. Born in Misiones with a Paraguayan father, Cubas made the switch and despite not becoming the future Boca and Albiceleste ‘cinco’ many tipped him to be, the 24-year-old is carving out a good career.