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Dutch midfielder Juninho Bacuna joins Huddersfield from FC Groningen

By June 20, 2018No Comments

Huddersfield have signed midfielder Juninho Bacuna from Dutch side FC Groningen for an undisclosed fee.

Twenty-year-old Bacuna, a Holland Under-21 international, has agreed a three-year contract with the Premier League club.

“The 5ft 10in midfielder will join the Terriers on a three-year deal that will run up until the summer of 2021, with the club having the option for a further season,” the club announced on their website.

Bacuna is Huddersfield’s third new arrival this summer after they turned Terence Kongolo’s season-long loan from Monaco into a permanent deal and signed Egypt winger Ramadan Sobhi from Stoke last week.

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring Juninho in, especially before we report back as it allows him to have a full pre-season with the team,” manager David Wagner said.

“He’s a young, hungry player that has already played a lot of football for someone of his age and even if he’s still very young, he strengthens our options in this position after we lost Dean Whitehead to retirement at the end of last season.

“He’s an exciting midfielder that offers all the aggression of a defensive midfielder and the technical skills and mobility of an offensive midfielder.”

Bacuna is the younger brother of Reading winger Leandro Bacuna, who joined the Royals from Aston Villa last summer.

He progressed through Groningen’s youth system and scored two goals in 82 senior appearances for the club.