Juninho Bacuna Targets Learning In His Own Game

JUNINHO Bacuna last night became Rangers’ latest signing, and he is targeting improvement and learning in his own game as he settles into his new surroundings.

Having been a target for Gers for a while, the deal to bring him north from Huddersfield Town has finally been completed, and he is thrilled to be a part of a club with a track record of success.

"Rangers is a big club with a lot of history,” he explained. “There was interest in me last season, but unfortunately, it didn't go through.

“So I kept my eye a little bit on Rangers last season and they became champions, and it is nice to be a part of it now.

“It is great that a team like Rangers is interested in you, especially after the have become the champions.

“To be a part of it is nice and it means a lot and I am ready to start going and improve myself, learn from the boys and learn from the manager."

Bacuna has experience in both England and the Netherlands’ top flights, and that knowledge he feels is something that can benefit him, while he also reckons his game is perfectly suited to being a quick fit at Ibrox.

He added: "I have got experience in the Premier League, and while it didn't go the way I wanted it to, I have that experience and I will look to bring that experience here and show what I can do here.

"This team likes to play football and likes to be on the ball and dominate the game. I have seen a lot of the players and I think that is going to suit me.

“I am 24 years-old and I am hungry to play. I think with the style this team is going to play, it will suit me and I can be at my best here."

Commenting on his arrival, Sporting Director, Ross Wilson, said: “Juninho is a player whose qualities we have admired for a considerable period of time.

The structure of this agreement in terms of the contract and transfer agreement works for us at this time. I know that Juninho has been very focussed on a new and exciting challenge and that’s certainly what he now has here at Rangers.

“We know that he will enjoy playing and developing even further working with Steven and our coaching and performance staff.”

Manager Steven Gerrard, added: “He is a really big talent, everyone should be really excited and really looking forward to seeing him play.

"We have to be patient with him, but he just needs the right support around him, the right environment to keep progressing and growing and I believe we have got the right staff and the right players in the dressing room for that.

“He is an attacking midfielder, he has got good range of passing and he is a powerful boy so he has got a lot of tools in his locker so if he can put everything around that and we can give him the right place to evolve then he should be a big player for this club.”